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Entry requirements

Postgraduate candidates should normally hold a first-class or good BSc upper second class (2.1) honours degree or equivalent for both taught Masters courses and PhD study, in a subject relevant to the programme of study.

Candidates whose first language is not English will require an appropriate English language qualification.

For our MScs: Candidates will normally be expected to have obtained either the British Council IELTS with a score of 6.0 (with not less than 5.5 in Listening & Reading and 5.0 in Speaking & Writing skills) or Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) 83 (with not less than 18 in listening, 20 in reading, 20 in speaking and 21 in writing).
For our PhDs: Candidates will normally be expected to have obtained either the British Council IELTS with a score of 6.0 (with not less than 5.5 in any component), or Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) 87 (with not less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing).

Please visit the MSc Mathematics and Computer Science pages for details of the entry requirements for this course.


The Application Process

Whether you are applying for a taught Masters course or a PhD programme there are three steps that you need to take.

(1) Consider which programme of study you would like to apply for. If you are thinking of considering a research degree we recommend that you take a closer look at the research areas and projects that are available in each of our departments:

Applied Mathematics
Pure Mathematics

(2) Complete an application form online or download a paper version:

Applying for taught programmes
Applying for research degrees

Applications for taught Masters courses should be made before the first week in August if you wish to start your study in September/October of that year and we strongly recommend that you apply before June to allow sufficient time for paperwork to be completed.

Applications for research degrees can be made at any time, but of course the earlier the better! Please make sure you state your choice of research area(s) in order of preference on the application form. You are also welcome to indicate specific research projects that particularly interest you.

(3) Provide supporting documentation. In addition to your application form we must see original (or copy) versions of the following:

  • your degree qualifications
  • transcripts of your academic records showing detailed marks in courses you have taken
  • a minimum of two academic references in support of your application

Please email the above (as scanned documents) to Jeanne Shuttleworth or post to:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Mrs Jeanne Shuttleworth
School of Mathematics
University of Leeds

Tel. +44 (0) 113 343 5102
Fax. +44 (0) 113 343 5090

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Last updated: Thurs 25 March 2010