To apply for a research degree such as a PhD or an MPhil, you should normally have either a first or second class Bachelor's degree with honours or a Master's degree from a UK university.
If you have qualifications gained outside the UK, we can still consider you for admission, but we’ll need to satisfy ourselves that these are of equivalent standard to UK qualifications. You should also provide the names of two academic referees who know your recent academic work.
If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of a minimum IELTS Academic English score of 7.0 overall, gained within the past two years, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components. This is the standard required for MPhil, MPhil/PhD, Direct PhD and Professional Doctorate students.