Entry Requirements and How to Apply
For the MA Urban History and MA European Urbanisation a first or upper second class honours degree in history or a cognate subject is preferred. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.
The MA/MSc Urban Conservation is open to applicants with an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject in humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. Applications are also invited from non- standard entrants and you will be assessed on the basis of professional or voluntary experience in conservation, heritage and/ or planning. Other types of professional experience will also be considered on the basis of interview and/ or portfolio of work.
Proficiency in English
Students educated outside the UK in countries where English is not the first language must provide, before they can be admitted to their chosen degree programme at the University, evidence that they have sufficient command of both spoken and written English. Please visit the University's English language skills webpage to find out if you meet the requirements.
Acceptable evidence includes:
GCSE/O-level English Language at grade C or above
An overall score of 6.5 in the British Council IELTS test
A score of 575 (250 computer score) in TOEFL, with a score of 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
A score of 90 in the TOEFL internet based test
You will be required to submit originals or certified copies of any certificates and score reports.
The English Language Teaching Unit at the University of Leicester runs a series of pre-sessional English language programmes for international students. They are designed to improve your English in preparation for undertaking a degree in the UK.
How to Apply
You can either apply online or by post by completing a paper application form.
You can apply online now.
At the end of the application process you will be able to upload your supporting documents. In addition, if you have supplied email addresses for your referees, they will be contacted via email and offered the opportunity to upload references via a secure link. However, we encourage you to check that your referees have received an email and that they respond, as it is your responsibility to ensure that we receive references.
After you have completed the online application form, you will need to send any supporting documents that you could not upload online through to the Postgraduate Admissions Office by post (please see below for the address).
Applying by Post
Completed application forms along with the required supporting documents should be sent to :
Postgraduate Admissions Office, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.
The required supporting documents are:
- Two completed written references (if you are a current student or recent graduate these should both be academic references)
- Copies of your degree/ qualification certificates (if available)
- Copy of your degree transcript listing the modules taken and marks received
- Proof of English language competency if your first language is not English.
If you have applied by post then your supporting documents should be sent in with your completed application form. If you have applied online then your supporting documents should be uploaded online as part of your application or sent to the Postgraduate Admissions Office separately by post once you have submitted your application online.
Please note that we cannot make a decision on your application without the required supporting documents.
For administrative enquiries relating to your application contact the Postgraduate Programmes Administrator Kate Crispin. To discuss academic matters contact the course co-ordinator Professor Simon Gunn.