- Have a record of high academic achievement and will generally have attained, as a minimum, a good undergraduate degree (first or upper second class honours) from a UK university;
- A recognised equivalent from an overseas institution.
English Language Requirements:
- A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
Research students are initially registered for the degree of MPhil. Promotion to PhD registration is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates.
The PhD programme concludes with the candidate submitting their research in the form of a PhD thesis and attending a viva voce examination in front of at least two examiners, at least one of whom will be external to the University.