Entry requirements for students from China
All of our courses require different levels of qualifications for entry and the details provided below are for guidance only.
The following qualifications from China will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes, with a minimum average of 60 per cent:
- Diploma from Specialised College (Zhongzhnan)
- Diploma from Vocational Secondary School (Zhixiao)
- Three year middle school diploma plus foundation degree
- A levels
Graduate Diploma from:
- Radio and TV Universities
- Spare Time Universities
- Training Colleges for Administrative cadres
- Higher Education Self Study Examinations
- Adult Education/Adult Education in Science and Technology subjects
- Senior High School Diploma
- Chinese University Entrance Examination (until 2003)
- College Graduation Diploma (Dazhuan awarded by university/college on completion of 2-3 years study)
Applicants who have completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Chinese university may be considered for direct entry to Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate programmes.
Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. For information about IB points equivalences against the UCAS tariff please visit the UCAS website.
Pre-masters programme (Graduate Diploma)
The following qualifications from China will be considered for entry on to pre-masters programmes, with a minimum pass mark of 60 per cent
- Three year university diploma
- Two year university diploma with one or two years work experience
Students holding a degree in a subject considered unsuitable for direct entry to a master's programme- 'conversion students' will also be considered for entry on to a pre-masters programme.
Postgraduate taught programmes (masters)
The following qualifications from China will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes, with a usual minimum average of 60 per cent
- Four year Bachelor Degree from a recognised university
- Three year university diploma plus relevant work experience
- Successful completion of a recognised pre-masters course
Postgraduate research programmes
The following qualifications from China will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD)
- Masters degree from a recognised University
In most cases, students are required to submit a full application for PhD study, including a formal research proposal.
The Northern Consortium (NCUK)
Please note that these requirements only apply to students currently studying at a Northern Consortium centre: please see NCUK centres in China for further information.
For entry on to year one of undergraduate programmes we will consider a minimum English for Academic Purposes (EAP) grade of C plus between approximately 96 - 128 International Foundation Year (IFY) subject points. Please consult your centre for further guidance.
For entry on to year two of undergraduate programmes we will consider a minimum English for Academic Purposes (EAP) grade of C plus pass with credit (60 per cent) in your International Diploma subject modules.
For postgraduate programmes we will consider a minimum English for Academic Purposes (EAP) grade of C plus a pass in your Graduate Diploma research modules.
For some courses work experience may also be required, please consult your centre for further guidance.
For further information on all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses on our online prospectus.
All applicants are required to gain a recognised English language qualification before entering any of our courses. For pre-sessional English programmes and courses below degree level, this must be one from a list of UK government recognised tests, most commonly IELTS. For degree level programmes (bachelors, masters and PhD), we consider a wide range of international qualifications. Please check the course entry qualification on our online prospectus and our English language page for full details.
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