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HumanitiesPostgraduate study

Entry requirements

To undertake postgraduate study at Humanities you will need to meet the following criteria.

Postgraduate taught programmes

We expect candidates to have achieved, or be predicted, an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Postgraduate research programmes

We expect candidates to have a relevant postgraduate master's degree or equivalent.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to have already reached a satisfactory standard in an approved test in English, such as IELTS at grade 6.5 or above. Some programmes require a higher language level, please see programme details for information. Alternatively, you may choose to complete one of our pre-sessional English language courses. Visit the Centre for Language Study website for more information.


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