Sociology and Social Policy MPhil/PhD

Major code: SCMR/SCPR


Entry requirements

For research degrees we expect candidates to normally hold a UK first degree in the first or upper second class, or a second class degree plus a Masters degree or equivalent, preferably in the Social Sciences.

International Qualifications

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English Language Qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

IELTS6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL iBT88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23
International BaccalaureateStandard Level 5
Hong Kong use of English AS levelC
INDIA Standard XII70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAECC4-6