- Can I transfer credit from a PgDip to a Masters course?
To ask about transferring credit please contact the relevant faculty admissions team.
- What happens if my English language qualification score is very close but does not match entry requirements?
You should contact your admissions team if your English language qualification score does not match the entry requirement for the programme. The admissions team will be able to advise you on the options available.
- Can you consider my application before receiving the results from my English language test?
We can consider your application before you have taken your English language test. Please indicate on your application when you are going to be taking the test. If we are able to make you an offer on the basis of the rest of your application, your offer would be conditional on achieving the required score in your English language test.
- How do I take an English test?
You would need to contact the organisation which runs your preferred English language test. This would be: Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the TOEFL test (www.ets.org), IELTS for the IELTS test (www.ielts.org/), Pearson (www.pearsonpte.com) or the University of Cambridge's ESOL section (www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html) who will be able to advise you on when and where an English language test may be taken.
- Is there an English language test at the University? / Is there a pre-Masters or preparatory English programme at the University?
We offer three English language preparation courses for students who do not quite reach the required English language score for the programme they are entering. Attendance on the programme may be a condition of your offer, although there are a limited number of places available for students who have been accepted into the University without being required/recommended to take one of these courses. Further information...
- How long does an English language qualification remain valid?
IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL tests must have been taken no more than two years before the start date of the programme for which you are applying. The Cambridge Proficiency Test is valid for up to three years prior to the start of the programme.
- English is not my first language - do I need to take an English Language test (such as TOEFL or IETLS) before I apply for admission?
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide an English language certificate such as IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test Of English (PTE) or the Cambridge Proficiency Test. You can provide this at any point during the application process and are not required to hold a valid score before you make your application. Applicants who have studied in the medium of English for the full duration of their undergraduate qualification should contact the admissions team for further guidance.
- I have grade C or above in the Cambridge Proficiency Test, do I need to take another English language test?
If you have achieved a grade C or above in the Cambridge Proficiency Test within the last three years preceding the start date of your programme then we would not require you to undertake another English language test.
- Can I take an MPhil, then a PhD?
All students are initially registered onto the PhD programme. Where applicants cannot afford to spend the minimum of 3 years of research necessary for a PhD, or for those who wish to acquire a grounding in research methodologies, the MPhil may be offered as an exit route.
- I don't graduate until later this year. Can I still apply for a course now?
We can consider your application before you have completed your current course of study. Please note on your application form when you will complete your course and provide your most up-to-date transcript.
- Do you have any pre-Masters programmes?
The University does not currently offer pre-Masters programmes except for three short English language preparation courses. Different departments may offer pre-Masters short courses dependent on the nature of the programme you are registered on. Further information can be obtained from the relevant admissions team.
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