How to apply for a postgraduate course

Postgraduate study

Are you considering studying a master's degree or postgraduate qualification? We have a range of postgraduate taught programmes to help you take that next step towards your dream career.

How to apply for a postgraduate degree

To apply for one of our postgraduate taught programmes, you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form.

Before you get started, you will need a few details to hand to complete your application. This includes your personal details, any transcript information from your undergraduate study and referee information. You may also be required to write a personal statement to show evidence of a prior interest in the subject or profession.

If you are experiencing any issues with completing the online application form, please contact our Admissions team:
+44(0)1772 892444

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Postgraduate entry requirements

Most of our postgraduate programmes require a minimum of a lower second class degree from a recognised university. We also consider professional qualifications that are deemed to be equivalent. However, in some cases, particularly if you're looking to study a conversion courses, you may require a 2:1.

To find out more about specific entry criteria please see individual postgraduate course pages or contact our friendly Admissions directly:
+44(0)1772 892444

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UCLan alumni?

If you studied your undergraduate degree here at the University of Central Lancashire, you may wish to continue your journey with us. Why not join the thousands of postgraduate students currently studying with us at our Preston, Burnley, Westlakes and Cyprus campuses?

We are pleased to offer a tuition fee discount on both full and part-time programmes to students with a previous award from the University. Eligibility applies.

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Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

If you’re looking to apply to one of our postgraduate degree programmes and you have previous experience, you may be able to transfer credit to count towards your course. Examples of prior learning include:

  • Academic
  • Professional
  • Vocational
  • Experiential learning

In some circumstances, you may also be able to claim credit even if it’s not related to your main area of study.

Find out more about APL

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What's next?

Now that you’ve submitted your postgraduate application, you may receive some emails from us over the coming months. These emails will include information on accommodation, postgraduate student life and how to enrol. Make sure you check your email account and ensure it's the same email address you supplied on your application form.

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Bursaries and scholarships

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Fees and funding

Studying with us is one of the biggest investments you'll make towards your future. We're here to help you every step of the way. Find out about tuition fees and financial support available such as scholarships and bursaries.


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