Research degrees - the Graduate School

Entry requirements

The University welcomes applicants with a variety of qualifications and work experience from across the world.The Park at St Mary's road

Applicants registering for the degree of MPhil / MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD or the professional doctorate, will normally need the following:

  • a good first degree (first or second upper class) or equivalent in a relevant field


  • a Masters degree (MA, MSc, MBA or MRes) with Merit or above, or have equivalent postgraduate or research experience.

International applicants must also ensure they have a strong understanding of written and spoken English:

  • an IELTS score (International English Language Testing System) of 7 is the minimum standard required. Applicants with a previous degree obtained in the UK are exempt from this requirement.

Please ensure you meet the entry requirements before submitting an application.