Entry requirements

Integrated Route PhD - this route is under review and currently suspended

The Integrated Route PhD is intended for recently qualified graduates with good honours degrees, who are keen to progress immediately to a research experience in their preparations for a career in which the ability to undertake research will play a key role.


For MPhil/PhD programmes, we normally expect you to have a first or second class honours degree, preferably a Masters degree from a UK University or qualifications that we consider to be equivalent.

The College must also be satisfied that the candidate has the necessary command of the English language to undertake a research investigation.

Language requirements

The College must also be satisfied that the candidate has the necessary command of the English language to undertake a research investigation. Copies of English language qualifications should be included where appropriate; please note that for research programmes a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element (reading, writing, speaking and listening) is expected.  Please note that English language certificates are only valid for two years.

International students

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