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Admission Requirements 

Applicants should normally have a 2:1 degree or above or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, they may be considered for admission if they are able to demonstrate that they have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the programme, or, in exceptional circumstances, be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme.

Where English is not the applicants first language we do require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or and equivalent listed here: 



An application can be made on the main University's 'Apply' page in the 'For  Postgraduates' section.

Potential applicants must produce an initial outline description of their intended research topic (typically 500 words, 1 A4 Page) which will form the basis for assessing the application, together with the completed application form and references. The research proposal will also be the means by which applicants are paired with potential supervisors. It is important that your writing is clear and concise, and you use size 12 font.

This can be submitted with the application form or directly to the SSRM Office, Sample Research proposals are available from the SSRM Office.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year but due the popularity of the course, places fill up quickly.  Prospective students are advised to submit their application in the spring and applications received late August/Early September will be rolled over to the next academic intake. 

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