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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for our postgraduate research programmes are generally a first-class or upper second-class degree at the equivalent of a UK bachelors or masters degree in a related science or engineering discipline.

You will find the entry requirements for each of our programmes listed on the course pages. Please refer to these pages for the relevant information.

If you are an international student, you will need to ensure that your English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. For our research programmes, we require an IELTS level of 6.5, or equivalent.  Further information on English Lanaguage requirements can be found here: English Language Proficiency.

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning . If you think this may apply to you, please contact us.


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