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Entry requirements


Our general entry requirements are detailed below. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with the WMS PGR team:

Phone: 02476 573124 / 02476 522474

Degree requirements

  • 2:1 UK honours degree or equivalent or a Master's degree with Merit or equivalent.
  • For international students, please see the International Office's equivalent scores table.

Having previous research experience is recommended to enter a PhD course. If you do not have previous research experience, please consider applying for one of our MSc by research where you will be immersed in a research project for one full year.

English language requirements

We require evidence that your English language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of postgraduate study. Different courses ask for different standards of English language achievement.

Academic references

  • Two academic references are required for postgraduate research courses.
  • Please nominate referees who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study.
  • The University will accept professional references if you have been out of higher education for over two years and these must be submitted by your current or most recent line manager.
  • Please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable.