MSc Exercise as Medicine degree

Qualifications available: MSc

Entry requirements
2:1 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Typically 2 years
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£13,800
International fee
£23,200
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

Overview

Our MSc Exercise as Medicine will equip you with the knowledge and skills to promote the uptake prescription of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative measure as well as treatment/therapy.

As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise when designing treatment plans and health interventions, so grow the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area.

Our MSc Exercise as Medicine has been developed in response to this trend, drawing on the University's internationally-recognised research on physical activity and health. The programme is aimed at individuals with a background in exercise science and/or physical activity wishing to enhance their scientific knowledge and skills in exercise medicine to effectively promote the uptake of exercise both as prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy, particularly to patients with hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary, renal and other cardiac conditions or those at risk of metabolic syndrome.

This MSc will therefore educate a new, highly skilled cadre of allied health professionals with the ability to work alongside clinicians and practitioners to manage the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions.

Based in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands, you will be taught in high quality teaching environments and have access to state-of-art laboratories designed to facilitate the transfer of cutting-edge research to front-line support and care. You will be exposed to a range of specialist equipment and technology to facilitate their development.

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project delivering education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. It aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the nation – from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.

A wide range of high quality research takes place within the NCSEM-EM, which is then translated into teaching and training through its educational programmes. There is also a range of clinical services offered including sport and exercise medicine, orthopaedics, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as diagnostic facilities including a 3T MRI scanner.

NCSEM activity covers the following themes:

  • physical activity in disease prevention
  • exercise in chronic disease
  • sports injuries and musculoskeletal health
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • performance health.

Who should study this programme?

This programme is suitable for you if you are looking to enhance your knowledge and skills to transform the way that exercise and physical activity is used in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases and the promotion of health and wellbeing. It will be particularly relevant to students with a passion for the promotion of exercise medicine who are considering careers within health provision or health policy-making and advice.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

  • taught within the world’s no.1 university for sports-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
  • gain the skills and knowledge to work within the emerging field of exercise as medicine
  • benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories and high-quality teaching and research environments with outstanding facilities
  • be part of an Olympic legacy project at one of the UK's leading centres for sport and exercise medicine research
  • studies informed by cutting-edge research with a real-world impact.

What you'll study

Core study areas span physical activity, health and medicine, exercise testing and prescription, and interventions. You will also be able to choose from optional modules in immunology, nutrition, mental health, wellbeing, and the psychology of exercise.

Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour (15 credits)

This module will allow you to gain practical experience and competencies in the measurement and quantification of health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, exercise and fitness.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • evaluation of the epidemiological evidence linking physical activity, fitness and health
  • measurement theory, including concepts and terminology
  • competencies in deploying technology and interpreting and analysing data
  • evaluation of measurement techniques, including the calculation and interpretation of validity and reliability, and the measurement of agreement between different measurement techniques
  • measurement and evaluation considerations in research relating to health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, exercise and fitness.

Learning outcomes

  • On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
  • critically appraise epidemiological evidence relating physical activity and sedentary behaviours to health outcomes, from an evaluation and measurement perspective
  • critically evaluate different methods and approaches used, including sources of error and bias
  • use a variety of methods to quantify health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, exercise and fitness across a range of contexts, including national surveillance, activity promotion, rehabilitation and interventions
  • select and measure outcomes using the standard evaluation framework for physical activity
  • critically analyse scientific research

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 6 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 120 hours

Assessment

  • 3 x lab reports: 60%
  • oral group presentation: 40%

Epidemiology of Physical Activity (15 credits)

This module will allow you to:

  1. analyse the concepts and principles which underpin physical activity epidemiology
  2. analyse the evidence concerning population prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  3. understand the evidence concerning the major health outcomes of physical activity.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • nature of epidemiologic evidence
  • physical activity and sedentary behaviour prevalence and surveillance
  • physical and mental health outcomes of physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour and the wider determinants of physical and mental health.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you be able to:

  • understand the principles required to both generate and undertake critical appraisal of epidemiological evidence
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of epidemiological evidence underpinning health outcomes associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • understand the role of wider determinants of health that may influence physical and sedentary activity behaviours
  • explain the key concepts, principles, and approaches which are relevant to physical activity epidemiology
  • summarise and evaluate key findings concerning population prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • critically evaluate the evidence for health outcomes associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 6 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 124 hours

Assessment

  • 2 x lab reports: 30%
  • 1 x 2-hour exam: 70%

Exercise, Health, Medicine and Society (15 credits)

This module will provide you with a critical social scientific perspective on the exercise as medicine movement, its related policies and its impact on specific populations.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • sociology of medicine
  • critical public health
  • obesity epidemic
  • exercise as medicine policy discourse
  • exercise as medicine for clinical populations
  • exercise as medicine for "special" populations
  • delivery strategies
  • policy case studies: exercise referral, standing at work, economic incentives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the underlying social and medical developments that have led to the exercise as medicine movement
  • debate the ethical and social implications of public health intervention
  • assess the impact of Exercise as Medicine on a range of clinical and non-clinical populations
  • evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different exercise as medicine policies
  • identify the salient themes within the illness narratives patients use to understand their conditions
  • demonstrate a critical sociological imagination based on relevant theoretical, conceptual and methodological skills
  • assess the representation of medical debates in light of broader social processes
  • assemble comprehensive assessments of the impact of health policy
  • systematically apply knowledge and theoretical concepts from the sociology of health and medicine to a variety of social issues relating to the exercise as medicine movement.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 6 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 124 hours

Assessment

  • poster presentation: 25%
  • 3,000-word report: 75%

Optional modules (choose one)

Exercise and Immunology (15 credits)

Aims

The aims of this module are for students to gain practical experience and competencies in measurement and quantification of health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, exercise and fitness. Students will also develop transferable skills in data organisation, analysis and interpretation.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:

  • Epidemiological evidence relating physical activity and sedentary behaviours to health outcomes, from an evaluation and measurement perspective;
  • Different methods and approaches used in physical activity measurement and evaluation;
  • Critically appraise epidemiological evidence relating physical activity and sedentary behaviours to health outcomes, from an evaluation and measurement perspective;
  • Critically evaluate different methods and approaches used in physical activity measurement and evaluation, including sources of error and bias;
  • Demonstrate competencies in a variety of methods used to quantify health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, exercise and fitness across a range of contexts, including national surveillance, activity promotion, rehabilitation and interventions;
  • Select and measure outcomes using the Standard Evaluation Framework for Physical Activity.

 

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)

This module gives you a critical understanding and appreciation of statistical theory and its application in psychology, sport, exercise and health sciences, and the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of common statistical procedures in psychology, sport, exercise and health sciences research.

Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations (15 credits)

This module will give you an understanding of the psychological principles that inform effective exercise promotion in clinical populations within community and healthcare settings.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • exercise is medicine
  • social determinants of health and exercise
  • health inequalities
  • psychological determinants and outcomes related to exercise in clinical populations (eg spinal cord injury, cancer, schizophrenia, arthritis, eating disorders)
  • psychology interventions for exercise promotion
  • knowledge translation strategies
  • intervention design and evaluation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • identify and explain condition-specific psychological determinants to, and outcomes for, exercise
  • develop theoretically informed exercise interventions specific to a clinically defined medical condition
  • critically discuss how social determinants of health impact exercise psychology
  • construct a psychological interpretation of exercise as medicine
  • critically analyse, interpret and apply scientific resources relating to exercise psychology.

Teaching and learning

  • tutorials: 2 hours
  • lectures: 22 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • oral presentation: 40%
  • 2,000-word written assignment: 60%

Exercise Testing and Prescription and Strategies for Adherence (15 credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and competency in a wide range of behavioural and physiological phenotype measurements, including physical activity, sedentary behaviour, health and fitness. It will also prepare you to undertake laboratory-based research/enterprise in exercise medicine.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • health screening
  • assessing physical activity readiness
  • physical activity measurement and evaluation
  • physical activity epidemiology
  • exercise, health and medicine in society
  • exercise testing and prescription
  • adherence
  • interventions for physical activity promotion
  • quantitative research methods.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the principles on which these techniques for measurement in human behaviour and physiology are based
  • demonstrate systematic understanding of methods for evaluating the accuracy and precision in making physiological and behavioural measurements
  • demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the principle of exercise prescription and strategies for adherence
  • demonstrate understanding of behaviour change and counselling techniques
  • critically assess and evaluate data from studies on human exercise physiology and behaviour
  • research and assess facts, theories and concepts
  • demonstrate practical skills in a range of relevant and current laboratory techniques used in the measurement of human physiological and behavioural responses to exercise (or lack thereof)
  • calibrate equipment/technologies used in the study of exercise physiology, exercise for health, and behaviour change
  • interpret and evaluate research reports with specific reference to methodology
  • find information from a wide range of sources
  • promote successful outcomes for group activities.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 68 hours
  • guided independent study: 232 hours

Assessment

  • in-class test: 25%
  • 2,000-word lab report: 35%
  • practical skills test: 40%

Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. critically assess the scientific evidence surrounding different interventions which seek to influence population physical activity levels
  2. develop and apply your knowledge of the process of planning, implementing and evaluating physical activity interventions
  3. demonstrate a practical understanding of the challenges associated with designing, implementing and evaluating physical activity interventions
  4. give you a comprehensive understanding of the policy landscape for physical activity interventions.

Module content

Interventions in different settings and population groups; relevant theories and frameworks involved in the development and evaluation of interventions for promoting physical activity in different populations (e.g. children, young people, older adults and healthy or clinical populations) and settings (e.g. community, workplaces, schools), including considerations for design, implementation, and assessment; current national policy on physical activity interventions.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • interventions in different settings and population groups
  • relevant theories and frameworks involved in the development and evaluation of interventions for promoting physical activity in different populations (eg children, young people, older adults and healthy or clinical populations) and settings (eg community, workplaces, schools), including considerations for design, implementation, and assessmen
  • current national policy on physical activity interventions.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • comprehensively describe examples of evidence-based physical activity interventions
  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of evidence-based and theoretical approaches to planning, implementing and evaluating physical activity interventions
  • demonstrate a practical understanding of the challenges associated with designing, implementing and evaluating physical activity interventions
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the policy landscape for physical activity interventions
  • critically appraise different approaches to changing physical activity behaviour in specific populations
  • recognise the theoretical underpinnings of interventions for physical activity promotion
  • select appropriate methods for evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions using relevant theories and frameworks
  • identify limitations of the existing evidence base in physical activity promotion interventions
  • devise a programme for planning, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based physical activity intervention for a specific population/setting
  • perform systematic literature searches
  • identify and critically appraise other relevant sources of evidence
  • comprehensively understand the hierarchy of scientific evidence
  • interpret research evidence
  • critique methods of evaluation.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 6 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 124 hours

Assessment

  • oral presentation: 20%
  • practical assessment: 20%
  • 2,500-word written report: 60%

Quantitative Research (15 credits)

This module will give you an understanding and appreciation of statistical theory and its application in psychology, sport, exercise and health sciences. You will also gain a working knowledge of common statistical procedures in the field.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • statistical theory (inferential statistics)
  • estimating population parameters and hypothesis testing including confidence intervals, statistical power and effect sizes
  • data reduction techniques
  • factorial ANOVA
  • ANCOVA
  • MANOVA
  • regression:
    • multiple regression
    • logistic regression
    • hierarchical linear models
  • reliability
  • factor analysis
  • data management.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • show an understanding of statistical theory and practice by exploring a range of statistical techniques through the manipulation of both real and simulated lab data
  • appreciate the links between theory, measurement, statistics and research conclusions
  • understand deductive, scientific reasoning
  • effectively communicate research ideas and findings in group contexts
  • show understanding and evaluate the problems involved in the analysis of statistical data including assessment of statistical power and effect sizes
  • show competence in the conceptualisation and appropriate measurement of quantified research phenomena including measures of sources of variation/validity
  • demonstrate a working understanding of ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, regression, measures of reliability and data reduction techniques
  • develop competence in using IT skills, including SPSS, LEARN, Metalib/Lexis UK, and a variety of Internet media/communication platforms.

Teaching and learning

  • tutorials: 2 hours
  • lectures: 16 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 112 hours

Assessment

  • 2 x SPSS tests: 100% (50% each)

Research Project (60 credits)

This module will see you design, conduct and report on an original research study of an aspect of exercise as medicine.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • select and critically evaluate an appropriate research topic
  • understand how to formulate a research question and successfully collect, analyse and critique data to answer the question
  • collect and consider evidence, accepting that which is useful and rejecting that which is redundant
  • arrange logically, discuss intelligently, and express clearly the results of an investigation
  • demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills.
  • demonstrate ability to format a research manuscript and use of research equipment in the Exercise as Medicine degree programme
  • critically assess and evaluate evidence
  • synthesise and present complex arguments
  • critically interpret data and text
  • research and assess facts, theories and concepts
  • plan, design, execute and present a sustained piece of independent work;
  • design and develop methods to produce reliable and valid information.

Teaching and learning

  • tutorials: 6 hours
  • guided independent study: 594 hours

Assessment

  • 6,000-word written research report: 100%

Optional modules (choose one)

Mental Health in Exercise and Sport (15 credits)

This module will examine and translate evidence relating to mental health and exercise in athlete and other populations.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • common mental disorders
  • evidence for exercise in preventing and managing mental health problems
  • mental health in athletes
  • translating evidence to practice
  • exercise promotion in mental health settings.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • mental health, mental disorders, diagnosis, and statistics
  • evidence for the influence of exercise on mental health outcomes.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate research evidence relating to exercise and mental health
  • translate evidence on exercise and mental health to practical settings

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 3 hours
  • lectures: 11 hours
  • seminars: 11 hours
  • guided independent study: 125 hours

Assessment

  • poster presentation: 40%
  • written report: 60%

Qualitative Research (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. gain a comprehensive and critical understanding and appreciation of qualitative and interpretative methods, in sport and exercise research generally and in their particular field of study
  2. critically review and communicate how different qualitative research designs inform understanding in sport and exercise research generally and in their particular field of study
  3. critique the process of guided inductive analysis and the representation of interpretative data
  4. measure phenomena appropriately in accordance with research design.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • ontologies and epistemologies of interpretivist technique
  • interviewing methods
  • narrative methods
  • media, internet and photo-visual techniques/analysis.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically explain and evaluate the alignment of ontology, epistemology, methodology and methods
  • critically evaluate the principal elements of applied research related to different research designs
  • critique the process of conceptual/theoretical abstraction from observation
  • critically evaluate the subjective aspects of researched phenomenon
  • represent experience and knowledge from a variety of viewpoints
  • effectively communicate research ideas in group contexts
  • apply a variety of research methods: interviewing, narrative, media
  • employ enhanced techniques of qualitative data analysis
  • develop competence in using IT skills, including coding software and internet/media/communication platforms.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 30 hours
  • guided independent study: 120 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word essay: 50%
  • poster presentation: 50%

Emerging Technology for Health and Wellbeing (15 credits)

This module will develop your understanding of emerging technologies that can aid in improving health, from clinical devices to active lifestyle technologies, how they are developed and how they can be utilised in research and practice.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • quantified musculoskeletal medicine
  • principles of motion sensing
  • electromyography
  • electrocardiography
  • exoskeleton
  • imaging technology for soft tissues
  • assistive technology
  • body sensor network
  • wearable health system
  • telemedicine
  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • continuous glucose monitoring
  • continuous blood pressure monitoring
  • free-living gait assessment
  • heart rate variability
  • sleep monitoring.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the different fundamental areas of health and wellbeing related technologies
  • how different types of technologies are used throughout the continuum of health and wellbeing
  • the principles underpinning quantified prehabilitation and rehabilitation

You will also be able to:

  • evaluate how emerging technologies can be utilised in prevention and care pathways to improve health and wellbeing
  • ability to make suggestions about appropriate device development and utilisation
  • demonstrate the practical skills involved in using and developing various technologies
  • assist in the equipping of research and clinical studies and their facilities.

Teaching and learning

lectures: 32 hours
guided independent study: 118 hours

Assessment

  • in-class test: 50%
  • practical skills test: 50%

The information above is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

How you'll be assessed

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams, coursework and group work. For full details, please see the module information above.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

The School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Graduates of this programme will be able to pursue careers in the allied healthcare professions, including as exercise-referral specialists and lifestyle consultants, and in higher education and research.

Graduate destinations

This programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to work alongside clinicians, practitioners and policymakers in the management of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions. Postgraduates from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have gone on to take up varied positions within an array of organisations including the NHS, Bupa, and local authorities.

Your personal development

Throughout the programme you will develop an understanding of current health and exercise recommendations, the ways in which exercise impacts on health and wellbeing, and the measurement tools used for monitoring exercise, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the methods used for assessing health and the effects of exercise. You will build knowledge of exercise treatment/testing strategies and learn how to implement exercise intervention strategies. The programme will also develop professional and transferable skills such as teamworking, problem-solving, communication and presentation, and self-learning.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent international qualification in sports science or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology, such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£13,800

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£23,200

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

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