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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Applicants who apply for the MPhil at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will be expected to have a high 2:1 or a First in their Bachelors Degree (or international equivalent). Applicants should note that admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each application on his or her own merit.

Language Requirements

Prospective graduate students will be expected to have a good working knowledge of the language in which they intend to study. Specific requirements vary, however, depending on course. Further detail can be found in the course outline pages.

Language Requirements for Non-Native English Speakers

Applicants who are non-native speakers of English or who have not taken a degree course at an English-speaking University will need to provide evidence of their English language ability. Prospective students in this position will need to sit an IELTS or TOEFL examination. In IELTS they are expected achieve at least a minimum score of 7.0 in each element, and at least an overall score of 7.5. In TOEFL they are expected to achieve 25 in each element with an overall score of at least 110.

Applicants should note that they can submit their graduate application before they have passed their IELTS and TOEFL examination if they are unable to sit their examination beforehand. It is also possible for prospective students to re-take this test. Applicants should note, however, that any offer made to them will be conditional upon the successful completion of their IELTS or TOEFL examination.