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Research degree entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master’s degree or equivalent. 

All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Find out which alternative English language qualifications we accept. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support.

The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. 

English Language Requirements

Subject

English Requirement

Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Aerospace Engineering

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Anthropology

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Biosciences

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Civil Engineering

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Communication

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Community Health & Public Health

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) 

Computer Science

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Design

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section);

With the exception: Games Design: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in all)

Economics

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Education

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Electronic and Computer Engineering

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

English

IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in all)

Creative Writing

IELTS 7.5 (min 7.0 in all)

Environmental Sciences

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) 

History

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Journalism

IELTS 7.5 (min 7.0 in all),

With the exception: International Journalism: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in all)

Law

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Management

IELTS 7 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Mathematics

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Mechanical Engineering

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Music

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Occupational Therapy

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any section) 

Physiotherapy

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any section) 

Politics

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Psychology

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) 

Screen Media

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

With the exception: Film and TV: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in all)

Social Work

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any section) 

Sociology

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) 

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) 

Theatre

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)

Youth & Community

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section)