English Language Requirement

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at CRIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency. The English requirement for all CRIC courses is: IELTS overall score of 5.5 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four components)

We have provided this calculator to help establish the entry level for a student based on their current English Certificate.

It asks for the title and date of the test and uses that information to show the available entry levels for UK study.


If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can receive the English language tuition you need to prepare you for successful entry into your degree pathway. The English language training is conducted by Anglia Ruskin University’s Language Services Unit (LSU).

Pre-sessional English Course

The pre-sessional course focuses on English Language, including grammar and vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation and academic skills, including presentation skills, reading and listening, writing and exam preparation. All classes will be taught in the context of academic study in a university environment.

The number of weeks you require is dependent on your current English results.

Please see table below for guidance:

Course Length Minimum IELTS band score Fee

20 weeks

4.0 (all bands)


15 weeks

4.5 (min 4.5 W, 4.0 LRS)


12 weeks 4.5 (min 4.5 in all) £3,276
10 weeks 5.0 (min 5.0 W, 4.5 LRS) £2,730
5 weeks 5.5 (min 5.0 all) £1,365

For exact start dates please see our important dates page