Humanities & Social Sciences
United Kingdom
3 years
Campus Learning|Online Learning|On Campus Learning
Degree type
Canterbury Christ Church University


Entry Requirements and Application documents

International students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

  1. Accepted English Certificates (one of the following):
  • IELTS (Academic or UKVI): 6.5 overall, and a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced Certificate in Advanced English minimum overall score of 180, no less than 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): CEFR B1 Level
  • TESA (Test of English for Studies Abroad): 6.5 overall, and a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 93 overall with a minimum of 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing
  1. Applicants should have a Master’s degree with a research training element, an excellent Honours degree with a research training element, or other significant research credentials.
  2. Research proposal
  3. Academic transcript/certificate
  4. Official statement of results

Period of study: 

  • Full time 3-4 years         
  • Part time 6-7 years

Your research proposal should include:

  • Working title
  • Summary of the aims and objectives of your research
  • An outline of the ways you will meet these aims and objectives, referring to research methods and specific resources you will use
  • Evidence of your awareness of relevant literature and theoretical approaches

*Requirements may defer depending on the research area you are applying for.

Visa Requirments

  • The new Points-Based System will affect Student and Student Dependant applications made on or after this date, regardless of the date on which your CAS was assigned. Applicants who have a valid CAS issued before 5 October at 9:00 under the Tier 4 Route will be able to use it for an application under the Student Route.
  • Students will require a total of 70 (non-tradeable) points to be granted leave. Points will be awarded for meeting the requirements of the route, which comprise of the sponsorship requirements, English language requirements and maintenance / finance requirements.
  • Unlike other applicants, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens will be granted ‘secure digital status’ (rather than a vignette or BRP). As part of their visa application, they will not be required to submit evidence to show that they meet the financial requirements or provide their academic qualifications used to obtain an offer of study. However, the Home Office does retain the right to request sight of these documents.

Living Costs & Part-time work


  • Accommodation – £90-£130 per week including utility bills
  • Food and general living expenses -£150-£330 per month
  • Cell phone and Mobile internet – £10 – £30 per month
  • Student railcard – £30 a year

Part-time work – up to 25 hours per week



  • The University Internships Programme gives CCCU students experience of working with staff on real research and knowledge exchange projects with high quality outcomes. Christ Church Intern students are paid through Unitemps, and projects run from 5 to 10 weeks over the summer break, completing by the end of July.
  • As an international student, you may still qualify for a scholarship or bursary depending on your course at CCCU

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