You will normally need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2). A science or related degree is preferred but a range of degrees will be considered.

If you don’t have this qualification but do have extensive and relevant work experience at an appropriate level, we welcome your application.
You must provide a CV detailing your academic and work experience and a reference from your workplace or the institution where you undertook your previous study. This information should be included as part of your online application.

English language qualifications

You will also normally need one of the following English Language qualifications:

  • GCE O level English Language Grade C

  • GCSE English Grade C*

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0*

  • TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass

  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses

  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C

  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C*

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0.  We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

If you have other equivalent English Language qualifications, these may be accepted – please provide full details with your application.