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How to apply – Postgraduate

If you have a passion for learning and want to continue your studies to gain a postgraduate qualification, you’re in good hands with the University of Central Lancashire. We have a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes to choose from which can help you specialise and pursue your dream career.

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, referee information and you may also be required to write a personal statement to show evidence of a prior interest in the subject or profession.

You can create a login and get started here:

If you are experiencing any issues with completing the online application form, please contact our Admissions team via email at or via phone on +44(0)1772 892444. We can also supply a PDF copy on request.

In general, all postgraduate programmes require a minimum of a lower second class degree from a recognised university, or a professional qualification 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 on.

If you love life here with us at the University of Central Lancashire and want to join the thousands of postgraduate students currently studying with us, then we aim to help you continue your journey with us at either our Preston, Burnley, Westlakes or even Cyprus campuses.

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

Now that you’ve submitted your application, you may receive some emails from us over the coming months on topics such as accommodation, student life and how to enrol. So, please make sure you check your email address regularly and make sure it is the same email address you supplied on your application form.

Our team may also be in touch to follow up on your application and provide any further advice and guidance or securing a place on your chosen programme.

The University of Central Lancashire is a diverse environment, which brings people into contact with each other in a wide variety of ways.  The University community includes students who are children (those under the age of 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to safeguard these groups of individuals, as well as a duty to provide a safe environment in which our staff can work and all of our students can study and where relevant, live.  We therefore ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction. This is so that we can consider the implications of any convictions, assess any risks to you or others within the University environment and determine whether we can reasonably manage any risks to enable you to take up your place here. Having a relevant unspent conviction therefore is not an automatic barrier to taking up your place on your chosen programme.  Therefore, if you accept an offer the University will ask you to disclose details about relevant unspent convictions and supporting information.

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Accreditation of prior learning

If you’re looking to apply to one of our degree programmes, you may be able to transfer credit from previous academic, professional, vocational or even experiential learning to count towards your course. In some circumstance, you may also be able to claim credit even if it’s not directly related to your main area of study.

Find out more about prior learning