Entry requirements

GIIDAE brochure

Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Some programmes have additional entry requirements: these are indicated in the programme outlines in our GIIDAE brochure.

We welcome applications from people who have been out of full-time education for a number of years including mid-career professionals. We will look for evidence in your application and personal statement that you are prepared for your return to study and have relevant work experience. Students may join immediately after their undergraduate degree, or after some years of employment to enhance career prospects by acquiring further skills.

English language requirements

Applicants whose previous education has not been predominantly in the English language will need to provide evidence of their ability to study in English. The normal requirements are:

  • British Council International – English Language Test Score (IELTS): 6.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – (TOEFL) (paper-based version): 570; (internet based test): 88
  • Cambridge UCLES Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C
  • Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP): 6.5

Detailed information about language requirements will be provided if you receive an offer of a place to study at the university and will form part of your requirements for entry to the University.

Study skills

A study skills module is available for all students, with those returning to higher education after a number of years being particularly encouraged to attend. For those for whom English is not their first language, classes focusing on English for Academic Purposes are organised.

Pre-sessional Economics course

Held in mid September, this two-week course is offered to those who will study programmes requiring an intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods. Strong applicants for those programmes with little or no prior training in economics may be required to take this course.

In-sessional English course

A ten-week course in the autumn term, the in-sessional programme provides support for international students with students with English for academic purposes. You can receive continued support during your study year including help with dissertation writing. These courses and support are free to international students.

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