International opportunities for students

Applications to this programme are managed by the University of Glasgow. The Guide to applying can be found on the IMSISS website

Deadlines 2021-2023

For scholarhip: 22nd January 2021

Self-funded International students: 23rd July 2021

Self-funded UK/EU students: 27th August 2021


Entry Requirements


- a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, such as, but not limited to politics, international relations, history, area and cultural studies, law, sociology, criminology, human geography, computing science, language sciences, global studies, media studies and journalism, modern languages or business


English language requirements


For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
• overall score 6.5
• no sub-test less than 6.0
• or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)
• Common equivalent English language qualifications


All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
• ibTOEFL: 90 overall; no sub-test less than Reading: 20 ; Listening: 19; Speaking: 19; Writing: 23
• CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
• CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
• PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60 overall; no sub-test less than 59
• Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests


For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Trento Pathway (B) Language Requirements:
The requirement for Trento pathway is Italian, English and a third language at level B2 or above. University of Trento will provide Italian classes for those who choose to study here.
• Non-native English or Italian students – need to prove skills in a language other than English/Italian, which can be done by having a secondary school or degree certificate in that language
• Native English speakers – need to prove skills in a second language other than Italian through one of the options as described below.
• Native Italian speakers – need to prove skills in a second language other than English through one of the options as described below.
a) either a secondary school diploma acquired in any third language, or a degree certificate (undergraduate or masters) acquired in any third language;
b) or a certificate from a recognised testing institution which makes clear reference to CEFR level B2.