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Health Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme. (Please see individual programmes for specific requirements).

As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study.

You may be considering taking an MSc course as a precursor to a higher research degree. You can find details of the specialist research areas in Health Sciences here.

International students

If you are an international student you will need to ensure that your academic and English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. You can find out more about English language qualifications and support on the English Language entry requirements page.

You should apply as early as possible if you need to secure a UK visa or if you are applying for funding or sponsorship. You can find out more about UK immigration procedures here. Deadlines for research funding are usually several months in advance of the start date and can be as much as twelve months depending on the funding body.

Funding for postgraduate research

Postgraduate taught programmes may be supported by scholarships or grants, by an employer or may be self-funded. Most programmes require additional supporting documentation to be submitted as part of the application process. These can be uploaded with the online application form. As a guideline, this will include the following:

Online application

Applications for the majority of our postgraduate taught programmes are made using our online application form.

Before applying for postgraduate study you should:

You will then be ready to apply, using the University’s online form. Read more about the application process here

For general and application-related enquiries, you should contact the Recruitment and Admissions team at

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