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IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is owned by Cambridge ESOL, the British Council and IDP Australia. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to work or study in countries where English is the primary language of communication.

IELTS Modules: IELTS is available in two modules, Academic or General Training. You must decide prior to applying which module is best for you as we cannot advise you on which module you should take.  You can apply to take the exam online only. Please note that the General Training Module is not offered on all IELTS test dates. 

  • The Academic module is for people who want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course or who wish to register with a professional body.
  • The General Training module focuses on basic survival skills in a broader social and educational setting. General Training is suitable if you are joining a training programme or doing work experience in English speaking countries, but is not designed for degree level. This module is also suitable for those wishing to emigrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.


Click on the Accessing the Service link to find out more information about IELTS or contact the IELTS Office (QUB) on +44 (0) 2890 976178 or email  us at ielts@qub.ac.uk.

For conditions of application please read this 1-page Word document.