How to Apply
Applications for all Taught Masters and Research programmes should be made directly to the Postgraduate Registry.
Please visit the Postgraduate Registry webpage for full details on the online application process, Frequently Asked Questions, and information on funding.
All applicants are strongly recommended to apply online.
The normal requirement for admission to all Taught Masters and Research programmes in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Further guidance on entry requirements is available on each programme page.
However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course you may still apply and your application will be considered. (Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students).
If you require a reference for applications to Postgraduate studies, see Guidance for reference.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you must have a standard of written and spoken English that will enable you to benefit fully from lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The following courses ask for an IELTS grade of 7.0 (or a TOEFL iBT score of 100):
- MA in Translation Studies
- MSc Econ Politics and Public Policy
The following courses ask for an IELTS grade of 6.5 (or a TOEFL iBT score of 90):
- MSc Econ International Relations
- MSc Econ Politics and International Relations (Turin)
- MA European Studies
- MSc Econ European Governance and Public Policy
- MA Political Theory
- MSc Econ Welsh Government and Politics
Please note that applications will still be considered where scores fall below the above requirements.