- An upper second or first class degree in any related discipline.
- A Master's degree or equivalent with the dissertation component marked at Distinction level (70+).
English Language Requirement:
- A minimum overall score of 7.5 and no less than 7.0 in any of the subtests (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
*Please note that TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced/ Preliminary tests are no longer accepted.
Year 1 - In year one students take four Master's level modules, three of which cover research methods and one of which is an elective concentrating on the specific topic they are researching. These modules are designed to introduce students to a broad variety of research methods alongside helping to develop the literature review in their specific area.
Year 2 - In order to progress from MPhil to PhD students present an upgrade paper no later than Spring of year two. This outlines their review of the literature, their methodology and gives an indication of the overall shape of the thesis.*
Year 3 - The formal requirements in third year are focused around the writing up and submission of the thesis.
Year 4 - The fourth year of a PhD is only used as a writing up year.