School of Divinity

Entry requirements

For entry to Masters by Research, MPhil, or PhD, you should have a first degree in a relevant subject, showing academic training in the area of your research project. The standard should be a strong UK 2:1 honours degree (65% or above) or international equivalent. Relevant qualifications and experience will also be considered.

PhD applicants will also typically require a specialist postgraduate degree beyond their first degree, with a high level of attainment.

International qualifications

Check whether your degree qualifications (obtained in countries other than the UK) meet our general entry requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, and your first degree is not from a majority English-speaking country, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)

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