Entry requirements for postgraduates

Check your eligibility for study. We set general entry requirements to ensure that students' qualifications and experience are the right level to study on our courses. We also have course-specific entry requirements.

Requirements for masters

Requirements for master's, MPhil and PhD

Before you start your application, make sure your previous degree or work experience matches what we need.

Work experience and previous study

If you've already been working or have other learning experience relevant to your chosen course then we can count these towards your entry requirements and some modules when you begin your studies.

Find out more about how we recognise previous learning.

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Master's degree

Master's degree requirements

We usually ask for a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent, in a subject that is relevant to what you want to study.

You must also check for course-specific entry requirements

MPhil and PhD requirements

  • We usually ask for an honours degree at 2:1 or above or relevant professional experience.
  • A master's degree in a subject relevant to the course you wish to study is desirable but it isn't always essential.
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