Entry requirements for PG research opportunities


If you would like to apply for a PhD 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 for PhD and all research programmes; including the Professional Doctorates and the Doctor of Medicine programme. Currently, these are:

  • IELTS:  Minimum Overall Score of: 7.0 (minimum of 6.5 in each section)

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Only):  Minimum Overall Score of 101 (for the following sections minimum of Reading: 23, Writing:  26, Listening: 23 and Speaking: 22)

  • PEARSON:  Minimum Overall Score of: 72  (minimum of 63 in each section).

Reading  Writing
 Listening Speaking  Total
6.5  6.5 
 6.5   6.5 7.0
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
23 26
 23 22 101
Pearson Academic
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
63 63  63 63 72



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