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You will normally have an honours Bachelor Degree (minimum level 2nd Class Honours) in a field of study directly related to the subject matter of the Masters Degree.
A candidate holding qualifications different from that specified above may be admitted to a Master Degree programme subject to satisfactory performance in an examination, test or other requirement agreed by the Academic Council on the advice of the Research & Development Committee and a nominated external examiner.
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Transfer from Masters Degree (Research)
• Normally, admission to the Doctoral Register is confined to candidates who have been admitted at least 12 months previously to the Master's Register and whose transfer to the Doctoral register is recommended by the candidate's Supervisor(s) and the relevant Department. All transfer proposals will be subject to an independent evaluation by an expert in the proposed field of study.
Direct Admission to Doctoral Register
• Candidates with an approved professional qualification and an exceptional level of experience and work achievement may also be considered for direct admission to the Doctoral Register.
• Council may directly admit to the Doctoral Register a candidate with a relevant Masters Degree through research or honours taught Masters Degree from a recognised Degree awarding body. The Council may obtain an External Expert's opinion on the applicant's Masters Degree.
• Save under the circumstances which may be the subject of assessment and recommendation by an External Expert appointed by the Council in which the nature of the work proposed, and the applicant's academic achievement and personal qualities are such as to merit direct progression from Bachelor Degree to Doctoral candidate status. In any such case the applicant will be required to hold a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours in a related subject and to show substantial reason for not registering for a Master's Degree in the first instance.