Research course

Postgraduate Research

Liverpool Hope University · Liverpool Hope University

Entry requirements

Normally an Upper Second or First Class degree or taught Masters degree from a UK university is required. For international students the equivalent to an Upper Second, First Class or taught Masters degree from a UK university is required. Applicants who have research or similar experience at an appropriate level may be considered. Applicants must be competent in English as a spoken and written language and all applicants must have a minimum Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent. For international students the minimum requirement is IELTS Academic 6.0 including 6.0 in reading and writing or TOEFL 560 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research at Liverpool Hope University takes place across the range of disciplines - in humanities, sciences and social sciences, education, liberal arts, business and computer science.

There are a number of research areas of national and international excellence at Hope. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), work assessed in the categories of Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies and Social Work and Social Policy & Administration and was described as showing ‘Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. A number of submissions from Hope Departments were assessed as ‘...internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour’, including work in the following areas - Computer Science and Informatics, Psychology, Education, English Language and Literature and Music.

Department specialisms

Arts & Humanities, Education & Sciences & Social Sciences

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research