Postgraduate Taught degree applications
The normal standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1).
Candidates whose native language is not English will be expected to produce proof of proficiency in the English Language. The following are acceptable as evidence:
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
||overall 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0
||overall 100 with no sub-test less than 24
|Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
|Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)
||68 with a minimum of 60 in writing
Please note that there are some exceptions to the above which are outlined on the International webpages.
Applicants may be required to submit a sample of written work and/or a personal statement in addition to the academic transcript, references, and linguistic proficiency documentation, as stipulated by the Convener of the Taught degree programme.
Postgraduate Research degree applications
In addition to the requirements above, candidates for admission to a research degree must provide a one page outline (approximately 1000 words) of the research subject proposed. This need not be a final thesis proposal but should indicate the topic and the methodologies which will be adopted. You should also provide a note of the questions to be posed, especially in the early stages of your research, the methodologies to be used and a preliminary bibliography. A recent sample of your academic writing may also be required.