How to apply for a postgraduate course
Master's and postgraduate taught
You can apply online directly from the webpage for your chosen degree – and for those select courses with a slightly different application route, you'll find details of how to apply at the end of this page.
If you have any questions or need help along the way, please contact our Admissions Team.
Your application checklist
- Check the entry requirements on your chosen course page to see if you’re eligible, and whether there are any pre-requisites for joining us. Don't panic if you aren't a perfect match for the entry requirements listed – we treat all postgraduate applications on their own merits, so if your experience is relevant, we still want to hear from you.
- If English isn't your first language, make sure you meet our English language requirements of IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. If you're short of the necessary standard, don't worry, you can do an English course with us to boost your English before starting your studies.
- Gather supporting evidence for your application. We currently ask for 2 references, and your proof of your academic qualifications. You'll also need to write a personal statement.
- When all that's done, you can submit your application – you'll find an 'Apply Now' link on the webpage for your chosen degree course. Once we've confirmed we've received it, we'll get back to you with a decision within 10 working days.
We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course, on 4 October 2021. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.
If you apply after 17 October, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2021 entry.
If you are an International student and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply by 24 September to avoid disappointment.
Courses with different ways to apply
Some courses have a different application process:
To study a PGCE with us, you'll need to apply directly to UCAS Teacher Training.
To apply for these courses, you need to first contact the Learning at Work department to discuss your work objectives so they can tailor the course to your and your employer's needs.