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There are few basic ways to do this for foreigners who are not native speakers:
No matter how well you may know how to communicate in English in everyday situations, your knowledge is likely to be insufficient for academic study in the UK or any other English-speaking country. Education at university or college requires possession of certain terminology, readiness to accept clichés inherent in scientific style, write term papers, the ability to abstract in English, etc.
The requirements for knowledge of English to study in British universities, of course, is quite high, although it may vary for different universities and disciplines. So, for admission to the Bachelor you will need to speak the language at a level no lower than IELTS 6.5, Masters - not less than IELTS 7.0.
There are special courses in English for academic study, language is also extensively studied in the framework of Foundation and Pre-Masters training programs. And for those who graduated from the British high school (program A-level, IB and t. D.) To confirm their level of knowledge using the language examination is required.