Normally a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, from a recognised academic institution, or a Masters degree in business or a related area of social science.
If English isn't your first language, you'll need to have one of the following:
- IELTS score of 7
- computer-based score of 250
- internet-based score of 100
Before you apply
Writing your research proposal
Read our guidance on how to write your research proposal.
Getting a reference
Read our help on how to choose references and what the referees need to supply.
During the application you'll be asked for the following:
- your full contact details
- a cover letter explaining how we can add value to your proposed research and how you can bring value to us along with your future career aspirations
- a copy of an up-to-date CV
- transcripts and certificates of all degrees
- proof of English language proficiency, less than two years old, if English isn't your first language
- two references, one of which must be academic
- funding or scholarship information
- research proposal of 250-1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated; please use our Postgraduate Research Proposal Outline and attach it with your application
By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.
Accepting an offer
Once you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
UK or EU students
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.