A good honours degree (usually a 2:1)
If you are not a native English speaker or have not completed a degree taught in English, then the following English Language requirement will apply:
- IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
- Or PTE Academic 71 (minimum 65)
The applicant's CV and an academic writing sample* should be provided.
*Writing sample could be a section from the dissertation/essay or a translated section from the dissertation or a translated essay (word length: around 1,000).
All applicants must also complete an interview with the course admissions tutor. To qualify for an interview, students must ordinarily fully meet the IELTS entry requirement at their point of application. However, potential students applying to the MA AL may be considered for an interview, if their total IELTS score is no less than 0.5 band below the stipulated entry level and have achieved IELTS 6.0 in writing. In these cases, depending on their interview outcome, such students may be offered a conditional offer based on their successful completion of an English Language pre-sessional programme.