Academic entry requirements
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree and hold or expect to achieve excellent grades in a masters degree, in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.
Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words.
Applicants will need a relevant academic background and some experience of social science or humanities research in e.g. sociology, religious studies, education studies, gender and sexuality studies, childhood and youth studies, human geography, social policy, cultural and media studies. Depending on the focus of the proposed study, experience of work or research in education or with children and young people could be an advantage.
English language entry requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must have successfully completed a Secure English language Test (SELT) in the last two years. Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
English language IELTS requirements are minimum of 7.0 in each component.
If you have an English language qualification other than IELTS, please contact us to see if you are eligible to apply for a studentship. The UK Home Office will not accept TOEFL tests as proof of meeting the English language requirements.