Entry requirements

If you are interested in applying to study for a research degree in the School of Education you must meet the minimum entry requirements before a research proposal will be considered. You can find these below.

If you have any queries, please contact the Graduate School Admissions team.

PhD / EdD

Candidates should hold (or expect to hold) a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university):

  • with a minimum grade of Merit (or equivalent)
  • in an appropriate academic discipline

Candidates should also meet our English Language requirements.

English Language requirements

An approved test in English is required for applicants whose first language is not English. Please note that test scores are valid for 2 years before the start of the course.

The approved tests and minimum required scores are detailed below:

                                                               IELTS (Academic)                                     TOEFL iBT                    
Overall                   6.5 92
Listening     6.0 21
Reading                                  6.0 21
Speaking       6.0 23
Writing 6.0 22


Other English Language qualifications are also accepted. For a full list please refer to the acceptable English Language qualifications listed in the University admissions policy or contact the Graduate School Admissions team for further details.

The minimum requirements may differ for split-site students. Please contact the Graduate School Admissions team for further details.