Entry requirements for PG research opportunities


If you would like to apply for a PhD/PD/MD opportunity within the School of Life & Health Sciences:

  • You should have been awarded the UK equivalent of either a 1st or a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or have an MSc and/or similar award or experience deemed to provide evidence of research potential

Non-native speakers of English are normally also required to satisfy minimum English language requirements.
Currently, these are:

  • IELTS:  Minimum Overall Score of: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Only):  Minimum Overall Score of 93 (minimum in Reading: 18, Writing:  23, Listening: 19 and Speaking: 19)

  • PEARSON:  Minimum Overall Score of: 63  (minimum of 57  in each section).

Reading  Writing
 Listening Speaking  Total
6.0  6.0
 6.0 6.5
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
18 23
 19  19  93
Pearson Academic
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
57 57  57 57 63



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