We normally expect doctoral candidates to have a Masters degree (with an average score of at least 60% or above) from an accredited institution. However, in some situations, we might accept applicants with a good Bachelors degree only. Exceptions might be made for candidates with a highly original/outstanding research proposal.
If English is not your first language, you will need to satisfy one of the following requirements:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT): An overall score of 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall score of 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section)
- Pearson Test of English: An overall score of 67 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered)
- CPE Grade B
- CAE Grade A
Further information on other acceptable language tests and qualifications is available from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.