Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Entry Requirements


English language requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the demands of doctoral studies. We require the following qualification:

The Language Centre provides an 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 programme at the University of Leeds. Courses start in September, January, April, July or August. For further information, please visit the Language Centre’s website or contact via e-mail: langc@leeds.ac.uk.

Note that IELTS and TOEFL only recognise test results as valid for a period of up to 2 years after the date of the examination. If an applicant’s first language is not English but they have successfully completed a first degree within the last 2 years in one of a number of countries (where English is the first language, used as the medium of instruction throughout the education system), they will be regarded as having met the English language requirement. Details are available from our PGR Administrator.

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