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    I received an offer from Uni of Portsmouth for Computing and the digital image but because of the fact that I have to do IELTS (even though English has been my academic language for 7 years and people from my school are not required to do any English tests when applying to the UK) I want to be considered for another course instead, Entertainment Technology or Digital Media at the same uni.
    Does anyone know if it is possible for me to be considered for another course even though I've already received my conditional offer? It is not the same department.
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    You'll only find out tby asking but, if you think the other course won't insist on IELTS, think again. Any university will insist on either grade C at GCSE in English language or an equivalent qualification in order (even for native English speakers) to prove that they are capable of learning and studying to a sufficiently high level in English.
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    The reason for why I thought I might have more luck with the other two courses was because when I looked at their website, I saw that the course I applied for specifically said "Overseas applicants will require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 or equivalent", and then I noticed that this was the case for all computing/computer science courses.
    When I looked at digital media and entertainment technology on the other hand, they only had the usual entry requirements for A-levels. They didn't mention anything about English requirements.
    I guess the only way is asking, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't completely impossible, because I am thinking it requires a lot of time for them to take my offer back and consider me for another course, in another department.
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    (Original post by Shaazz)
    The reason for why I thought I might have more luck with the other two courses was because when I looked at their website, I saw that the course I applied for specifically said "Overseas applicants will require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 or equivalent", and then I noticed that this was the case for all computing/computer science courses.
    When I looked at digital media and entertainment technology on the other hand, they only had the usual entry requirements for A-levels. They didn't mention anything about English requirements.
    I guess the only way is asking, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't completely impossible, because I am thinking it requires a lot of time for them to take my offer back and consider me for another course, in another department.
    It just reflects the way each department has updated its section of the university website. The admissions manual can be read at http://www.port.ac.uk/accesstoinform...d,38907,en.pdf, and on page 10, paragraph 4.8 says:

    Applicants are also expected to have GCSE passes grades A*-C. The number of GCSEs varies from course to course but normally the
    University would expect applicants to have achieved at least three passes, to include English and Mathematics. For Science and Technology courses, applicants are expected to have GCSE passes in Mathematics and Science.
    In the absence of a GCSE in English language they'll ask for IELTS or another equivalent, just as all other universities will. They won't be so silly as to take students who can't follow the course, and will require some qualification as proof, rather than allow an unsustantiated claim that the applicant can speak and write in the language. Even UK students have to have this minimum qualification in English.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    It just reflects the way each department has updated its section of the university website. The admissions manual can be read at http://www.port.ac.uk/accesstoinform...d,38907,en.pdf, and on page 10, paragraph 4.8 says:



    In the absence of a GCSE in English language they'll ask for IELTS or another equivalent, just as all other universities will. They won't be so silly as to take students who can't follow the course, and will require some qualification as proof, rather than allow an unsustantiated claim that the applicant can speak and write in the language. Even UK students have to have this minimum qualification in English.
    Oh right, I understand.
    Doing IELTS is extremely expensive here, so I'll just have to hope that I get an offer from my other choices.
    Thank you very much for your help!
 
 
 
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