The minimum requirement for entry to research
degree study at York St John is normally an upper second class
honours degree (2.1) or a postgraduate Masters degree, in a
discipline that is relevant to the proposed research.
Advice on equivalent levels of international
qualifications, e.g. overseas degrees, may be sought from the
International Admissions Manager, Nicholas Linley, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
York St John University requires applicants
whose first language is not English to meet the University of
Leeds’ minimum English language entry requirements for research
These are currently one of
- Successful completion of a Bachelors of at least two year's
duration or Masters degree of at least one year's duration,
undertaken in the past two years and 4 months, at a UK University
or a University in a majority English speaking country, where the
language of tuition has been English*;
- The British Council IELTS band score 6.0 overall (with not less
than 5.5 in any component score);
- An IBT TOEFL score of 87 overall (with no less than 20 in
listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing);
- In some cases, an expired English Language Test which was taken
in the last four years with an overall IELTS score of 7.5 or above
with no component below 7 in listening, reading, speaking and
- Or equivalent deemed suitable by the UoL.
Tests must have been completed within the last
In addition, interviewers should take steps to
ensure that the applicant has a sufficient grasp of the English
language to embark on the research, bearing in mind the demands of
Where students have satisfied these English
language requirements, but further English language training needs
are identified after admission, further training is available
through the Business School.
This should be included in the training needs analysis and
*Degree awarded by a University in a majority English
speaking country from one of the following countries:
Australia, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Caribbean States
(where English is the first language, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland,
Kenya, Malawi, Malta New Zealand, Namibia, Nigeria Sierra Leone,
South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of
America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.