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Academic requirements

We consider applicants on the basis of academic merits as well as English language proficiency. Although the entry requirements vary depending on different courses, as a general rule, you are expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Evidence of relevant personal, professional and education experience may also be taken into consideration. Refer to the course specific requirements page for more information.

Based on the application materials provided, the admissions committee may require the applicant to participate in relevant interviews or tests.

  • For China's mainland applicants, the minimum average score is 80 if you graduated from a domestic university of project 985, 211 or double first-rate; the minimum average score is 85 if otherwise.
  • If you are a student from China's Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan regions, please refer to the entry requirement page for HMT students.
  • If you are an international student from anywhere else in the world, please refer to the entry requirement page for international students.

Certain postgraduate taught courses have a specific specialisation or research direction. For students who need degree verification from the Chinese Ministry of Education, please note the verification document only states the degree title without the specialisation or research direction stated in brackets.

Please also note that meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Only off-line English test score is accepted.

Masters courseEnglish language requirements
MSc Computer Science
  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element
  • PTE Academic 65 (minimum 59)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in speaking)
MSc Urbanism and Sustainable Environments
MA International Relations and International Business
  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
  • PTE Academic 71 (minimum 65)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 90 (minimum 19 in Writing)
MA International Relations and World History
Other PGT courses
  • IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element
  • PTE Academic 71 (minimum 65)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 90 (minimum 19 in Writing and Listening, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking)

Refer to the course specific requirements page to find specific requirements on your English language qualification. Please also note that meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission.  

Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides pre-master programmes for students who are preparing for postgraduate study. Successful completion of the pre-sessional programme is acceptable for meeting the minimum English language requirements of postgraduate admission to University of Nottingham Ningbo China.