EngD Software Systems Engineering / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

We have the following pathways with varying entry requirements:
  • Standard: 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experienced: As per 'Standard' with evidence of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) in research training already undertaken.

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language.  Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain a minimum IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6 in writing and listening, and 5.5. in all other sub-tests.

TOEFL iBT:  At least 90 overall with no subtest below 20. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): At least 70 overall with no subtest below 59. Further information on language requirements can be found on our website.

Pre-sessional English: We also accept successful completion of a pre-sessional English course run by the University Language Centre to meet our English language requirements.

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 for your country .

Professional entry qualification

Please note that applicants must already be in employment and have the support of their employer before they apply. You will be supervised by two supervisors (one academic supervisor from The University of Manchester and one industrial supervisor from your company). We advise that you discuss your application for this programme with your employer before you apply to ensure that they support your application.

Other entry requirements