The University of Southampton

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.

As well as completing the application form on-line, applicants should upload documents as part of their application. These documents should preferably be in PDF format and must include:

  • Academic transcript (to date)
  • Degree certificate (if graduated)
  • English language certificate (IELTS/TOEFL(IBT))
  • Resume/CV and personal statement
  • Two reference letters

Please note: If at the time of application you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree or met our English language requirements, we will still be able to make you a conditional offer.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency. For information on this and other accepted English language tests, please visit

Early application is advised as competition for our MSc programmes is strong.

If you have any general queries about the application process, please contact the University of Southampton admissions office.


Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 2630

If you need to find out more about entry requirements or details of an individual course at the ORC, please contact us. The admissions team will be able to answer most of your questions, or otherwise can put you in touch with a member of teaching staff.

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