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Humanitarianism and Conflict Response PhD

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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

English language

Students whose first language is not English require:

an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component


a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 internet-based test


a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component

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.

Professional entry qualification

See 'Academic Entry Qualification' above.

Other entry requirements

Evidence of a competent level of professional expertise in one or more contexts relevant to Humanitarian and Conflict Response (for example, Aid work, humanitarian logistic, peace keeping, emergency medicine in war zones, health, community work, international development).

Professional experience must be equivalent to at least 36 months continuous employment. This base in professional practice will form the context for the candidate's practice-based research.