How to apply for a taught degree

How to apply for a taught degree

Applicants to PGDE programmes should go to Entrance Requirements within the programme page where guidance on how to apply is provided.

Before starting your application we strongly recommend that you consult this site including the:

Documents you need to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught programme, you need to provide:

  • A final or current undergraduate degree transcript (and an official translation) - scanned copy in colour of the original document
  • Degree certificate (and an official translation) if you have already completed your degree - scanned copy in colour of the original document
  • One reference on headed paper (applicants to Doctorate in Education must provide two references)
  • Any additional document specifically listed under 'Entry requirements' on the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z
  • Copy of your passport (photopage) - non-EU applicants only

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide a language test before you can start your studies.

Entry requirements

Both academic and English language requirements (if English is not your first language) for specific programmes are listed on the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z.

Providing the references

You must either upload the required reference to your online application or ask your referee to send the reference to the University as we do not contact referees directly.

There are two main ways that you can provide a reference:

  • You can upload a reference on headed paper when you are making an application using the Online Application (or through Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted your application)
  • Or you can ask your referee to email the reference directly to See the 'Your References, Transcripts and English Qualifications' section of the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Applying online

Please note that there are two steps to the online application:

  • Step 1: Register and complete an application and any other subsequent applications. This can be done using the Online Application.
  • Step 2: Once you have completed an application then you can access Applicant Self Service through the Online Application to:
    • check the status of your application
    • upload any additional documents
    • update your personal details
    • accept any offers you receive 

If you have difficulties logging into the Online Application, please see Application Troubleshooting/FAQs.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines for each specific programme are available in the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z.

Contact us

For any general enquiries about Postgraduate Taught Degrees, please email:

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