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Masters programmes generally require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, while research degrees will vary depending on the quality of your research proposal and academic background.

Entry requirements

Taught programmes

The entry requirements for taught degrees vary between programmes and can be found in the right hand navigation of each programme description within the subject entries. For Masters degrees, as a general rule you will be required to have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent.

EU and International qualifications

The University recognises a wide range of qualifications and equivalencies. Further information regarding some of the most popular qualifications is provided below. If the qualifications you are taking are not listed in our equivalencies table below please contact the Admissions Office for further guidance about their suitability for entry to our programmes. For details of other international equivalencies, please see the In Your Country section of our website.

EU Postgraduate Taught Equivalency Guide 2015 (pdf)

PhD programmes

Entry requirements for research degrees vary and also depend on the quality of your research proposal and whether suitable supervision is available. Our PhD entry requirements page provides details of the general entry requirements needed for PhD study at Exeter.

International students

International students will also need to satisfy our English language entry requirements. Please see our English language requirements pages for details.