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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirement for an MPhil or PhD is an Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline, or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree or international equivalent.

The school may require a First Class Honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement is specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved.

Whilst the most common first degree is Computer Science, we also consider students with backgrounds in an appropriate subject for the research topic (eg mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and medicine).

English language

Students whose first language is not English need to achieve a minimum of IELTS 7 (with 7 in writing), Cambridge Proficiency minimum level C or TOEFL iBT 100+ (24 in writing). Students who have been in full-time education in the UK for 3 years are exempt from this requirement. Please see our English Language requirement information here.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.