We welcome applicants from all cultural and social backgrounds into our diverse postgraduate community which includes students from over 70 countries studying for postgraduate taught and research degrees.
International student support
For information on immigration and visas, banking, cost of living, employment during and after study, and much more, please visit the international student support pages.
English language requirements
Candidates whose dominant language is not English must produce proof of English language proficiency achieved within two years prior to application*.
For all students this will normally be:
- IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6);
- ibTOEFL 92 (with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in writing, 20 in reading, and 20 in speaking);
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum;
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE minimum score of 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests
* Study of your first degree in the medium of English in a country where English is not the dominant language may mean that your English is not at a satisfactory level for academic study in the UK.
All students who do not have English as a first language are advised to attend support classes in the University's Language Centre for the first semester irrespective of whether they have attained the level stated as a condition of entry. The Language Centre provides cultural and social support in addition to an introduction to the local dialect and an essay checking service. For further information, please visit their web site.