Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Admissions Contact 

pgrssp@leeds.ac.uk

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 8056

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Entry requirements for research degrees

Entry requirements for research degrees

You should normally hold or expect to obtain a good honours degree (upper second class or first class) or its equivalent in Sociology, Social Policy or related discipline and hold or expect to obtain a Masters degree in a social sciences or related subject.

Language requirements 

Successful completion of a postgraduate degree demands facility in English. It is a requirement that essays and dissertations be well-written. Prospective and intending students whose first language is not English will need to ensure that their linguistic proficiency is adequate. They may need to undertake some language training in the University or elsewhere.

The School has a minimum requirement.

  • Internet Based TOEFL: 92 with not less than 23 in speaking, 21 in reading, 22 in writing and 21 in listening.
  • A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

The School keeps its requirements under review and may request a higher level of proficiency. The University of Leeds Language Centre can provide more details on your English requirements. 

The Language Centre also provides the Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional course which is designed to help international students develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a research degree programme.  Pre-sessional courses start in September, January, April, July or August. For further information, please visit the Language Centre’s website or contact the Language Centre via email.

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