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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 research.

When your application has been processed you will receive a decision letter. If we are able to give you a place on one of our research programmes you will receive an offer letter, which will confirm the following: your degree programme, your supervisors, the Research Division to which you will be affiliated, your commencement date and the fees that you will be required to pay. Any conditions of the offer will also be stated. The offer will be valid for three months, therefore you should complete and return the acceptance form in good time.

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Outstanding conditions must be satisfied before you can start your degree.

International students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in a Secure English Language Test. The Faculty of Medicine require an IELTS level of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each language component.

A Secure English Language Test is only valid for two years from the date of issue and any test used to gain admission to the University must be valid at the start of the programme being applied to. A list of all recognised tests, the required overall score and minimum component scores can be found at:

If you need to improve your English language skills, you can apply to attend a pre-sessional English Language course. At the end of this course you must achieve an English Language competency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 in order to gain admission to our degree programmes. Continuation onto a postgraduate research degree programme is not automatically guaranteed simply by attending a pre-sessional course. Further information about pre-sessional courses can be found at

Obtaining a Visa

Students who require a visa will need to liaise with the UK Border Agency to obtain the necessary clearance. A visa letter will be sent to you with your offer letter to enable you to provide the necessary information to the UK Border Agency.

Criminal Record Bureau Clearance

Your supervisor will have identified whether a clearance by the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) is necessary. If you are undertaking a project that includes interaction with children or vulnerable adults a clearance will normally be required before you can commence that part of your programme. However, you may be able to commence some components of your project while CRB clearance is awaited.

The Faculty of Medicine Graduate School will help you to process your application.

ID Cards

After you have formally accepted your offer you will receive an information pack, which will contain an ID card application form. The completed form needs to be sent to the ID Studio. You will need your ID card to be able to access University facilities including the Library.


When you have returned the completed acceptance form you will receive a University student handbook, MPhil/PhD or DM/PhD regulations,  and general information about the University, including details of available accommodation, medical registration, the library, Student Union, etc. This pack will also contain information about how to enrol online. It is very important that you complete the online enrolment process. If you are not sure whether this has been achieved please contact us.  

During the enrolment process you will register with the University Computing Services and receive your ISS ID. When your enrolment has been accepted you will be issued with your student number. You will be automatically registered with Medicine's intranet, Medis, normally within a few days of enrolment. You will also be required to enrol online at the beginning of each academic year for the duration of your degree.

If you are commencing your degree at the beginning of the academic year you will be invited to attend an induction day when you will receive a Faculty of Medicine handbook and induction pack. However, if you are starting at any other time during the year you will be sent the documentation immediately and invited to attend the next induction day.

Continuing students are required to enrol each year. You should follow the instructions on the University website to enrol online. However, if you experience problems with enrolment please contact us.

Paying Fees

Fees are payable when you start your degree. If you commence your studies at the beginning of the academic year you may be eligible for a discount if you pay within the first few days of October. Further information and the current fees for postgraduate programmes can be found on the University Fees website.

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