PhD Linguistics by Research Only

Entry Requirements

Academic

Usually an MA, with a good mark (e.g. at least 60%) on the dissertation

English language level (for applicants whose native language is not English)

IELTS Academic (UKVI Approved): Our official requirement for IELTS is a score of at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing elements and 6.0 in the listening and speaking elements.

If applicants have taken these exams in the last two years we can accept their test scores; otherwise we ask that they take the exam again.

If applicants have either/both of the following, completed within the last 2 years they may not need to submit a test score:

  • 2 years full-time study at undergraduate level, in the UK or other majority English speaking country
  • 1 years full-time study at postgraduate level, in the UK or other majority English speaking country

See the university guidance on English Language Requirements for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study