Applicants for the MRes Social Policy programme should normally hold a minimum of a 2:1 class Honours Degree in a social science, or in a field relevant to the programme the applicant wishes to study, from a UK university. Applicants with degrees from institutions outside the UK will have their applications considered on an individual, but comparable basis (see the International web pages for details of entry requirements by country).
All applicants are required to supply: a completed application form, proof of qualifications, research proposal, personal statement and two references (one of which, as a minimum, must be academic). Applicants are considered on the basis of academic ability and potential and other relevant considerations are also taken into account. Applicants who have marginally missed the benchmark indicated above, are considered on a discretionary basis.
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-english-courses/.
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.
|IELTS||Overall 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)|
|TOEFL iBT||88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23.|
|International Baccalaureate||Standard Level (Grade 5)|
|Hong Kong use of English AS level||C|
|INDIA Standard XII||70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards|
Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.