Postgraduate students need drive, determination and usually a first degree
You need either a first degree (usually at least a 2:2) or a minimum three years' post-qualification experience in a relevant field to take a postgraduate degree at LSBU.
Our Admissions Tutors look for motivated and committed students. It's essential postgraduate candidates have high standards in maths or numeracy, communication and IT and can demonstrate a good knowledge and interest in the subject area they're applying for.
The below outline is a general guide and some courses have additional entry requirements. Search our Course Finder for full details.
To register for a PhD you'll normally need a first or second class Honours degree from a recognised university. Our typical applicant will have a relevant Masters with Merit or Distinction.
Holders of other qualifications will be considered on merit and we take into account the nature and scope of the proposed programme. We also recognise professional experience, publications, reports and other evidence of accomplishment as well as an ability and background knowledge appropriate to the proposed research.
Candidates need a good standard of English language skills to complete their work and prepare and defend a thesis. As a research student your application needs to be accepted by one of our seven Schools and this is only done once an appropriate supervisory team has been identified. Read more about Research Degrees at LSBU.
Normal entry qualifications for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who demonstrate they have reached our standard entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
International entry requirements
LSBU accepts a wide range of international qualifications. Each of our country pages explains specific entry requirements at Postgraduate level. Alongside these we expect our international students to hold an English language qualification before studying here. As a guide we accept the following English language qualifications, although some of our courses may need a higher level. Consult our Course Finder for details.
|Exam Name||Undergraduate Level Required||Postgraduate Level Required|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)||6.0||6.5, subject to course. Check course entries in our Course Finder for specific information.|
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)|
|Overall score: 52 Note: the minimum score required in each skill area is 51||Overall score: 60 Note: the minimum score required in each skill area is 51|
|GCSE / O-Level / IGCSE||Grade C||Grade C|
Cambridge BEC Higher
|Grade C||Grade C|
|Pitman City and Guilds ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language)||Upper Intermediate pass||Advanced pass|
|Edexcel London Test of English||Level 5||Level 5|
|LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) English for Business||Level 2||Level 2|
- How to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- British Council Education Counsellors and the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) can advise if your qualifications are acceptable.
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