PGR how to apply 900-350

To be considered for admission to a postgraduate research programme, applicants should have met both the minimum academic and English language requirements.  

You should be aware that some other factors are also important for your application.

The following will be considered when making an offer:

  • Academic performance during the undergraduate and postgraduate study
  • Research papers published in international academic journals
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Research potential and attitude
  • English proficiency 


Academic requirements

If you apply for a Postgraduate research programme, you will generally need to hold at least a UK honours bachelor degree at the second class upper division (2:1), and/or a master degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject from a British university. 

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.0 out of 4.0.

For applicants with a degree from China, the minimum weighted average score varies from 78 to 83 , depending on the university where they studied. 

When applying, please provide your final grade in the format used by the previous university attended (e.g. 80/100, 3.0/4.0, 7.5/10 or 10/12). There is no need to convert your result into its UK equivalent.

Please note that admission to UNNC is very competitive and that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. 

For particular requirements regarding certain programmes, please refer to the department/school page.


English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English or their entry qualifications were not obtained from a country/region where English is the native language, are required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English.

Check the grades/scores normally required for entry


Policy for waiving English language requirements


Pre-sessional programme