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  For entrance into the Master's program:

Please note that the education system varies between regions within the United Kingdom. A very general description is provided below, however, it is recommended that you contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies for further information regarding applications from the United Kingdom.

  • Successful completion of an Honours bachelor degree from a recognized institution within England, Ireland and Wales; OR, successful completion of an Honours bachelor degree or Master’s degree from a recognized university within Scotland (in many cases, a master’s degree is the first higher education degree offered in Scottish institutions);
  • Grading systems may vary greatly within the United Kingdom, however the British marking system is harsh in general; a suggested minimum grade of B or equivalent or a standing of Second class, lower division is required in the last two years of study where a typical grading scale is:
UM Scale British Scale
A+ 86-100% (First Class)
A 72-85% (First Class)
B+ 60-71% (Second class, upper division)
B 53-59% (Second class, lower division)
C+ 45-52% (Third Class)
C 38-44% (Third Class)
F 0-37% (Fail)

  For entrance into the PhD program:

  • Requirements listed above (see Master’s program) plus successful completion of a Master’s degree or equivalent where said degree requires successful completion of a first degree for admission from a recognized institution.


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