You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including the year of application).

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Undergraduate degree or equivalent*

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours from a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

You will need to provide a brief personal statement and two references (see below).

Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview and a written admissions test.

*Degrees must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2019. Failure to comply with this may result in the withdrawal of any offer issued by St George's.

Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate dissertation is essential.

We do not consider professional and/or work-based qualifications to be academic. Therefore these are not accepted for entry in place of recognised academic qualification.

International qualifications

An Honours degree equivalent to a 2:2 or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on the equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).

International applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration department in relation to St George’s responsibilities as a Tier 4 sponsor.

English Language

If English is not your first language, you must sit and pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 7 overall and no less than 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent test to the same standard (contact St George’s for further information).

Test certificates must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the test more than twice in one year will not be considered.

Other essential criteria

  • Personal statement

You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.

  • Reference

You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). One of these should be a recent academic reference, and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. For those unable to provide an academic referee a second professional/employer reference will be permitted.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or from yourself.

References must be submitted using the online application system. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form.


Last Updated: Monday, 18 June 2018 10:02