Entry criteria for applicants to MSc/MA by Research
Minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
Entry criteria for applicants to Doctoral Study (including PhD and Professional Doctorates)
A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
In the event of a first degree classification of less than 2:1, a Masters Degree in a relevant subject area will be considered as an equivalent
The Masters must have been attained with minimum overall marks at merit level (60%)*. In addition, the dissertation or equivalent element in the Masters must also have been attained with a minimum mark of merit level (60%).
*Or higher where stipulated against a specific opportunity.
English Language Proficiency required for Research Degrees
Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate their competence through attainment of a notified overall minimum IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent approved English language qualification and score) prior to application.
Click here for a list of approved English Language tests.
Please note that overseas students enrolled on a pre-sessional English course will also be required to attain the notified minimum IELTS Academic score (or equivalence) prior to application for a higher degree (plus meet any other requirements as specified by the University).