Apply for postgraduate taught courses

How to apply

How to apply

Apply for taught postgraduate courses

Apply for your postgraduate taught course through our .

Create an Applicant Portal account to submit your application directly to us and track its progress. You can also upload your supporting documents, portfolio or show-reel and make subsequent applications.


You can also apply through Department for Education’s website for:

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Are you an aspiring postgraduate student looking to specialise in your chosen field, giving your career a boost or even changing career? Well, a postgraduate degree from will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to stand out in a competitive market.  


My name is Max and I'm an African engagement advisor and I'm here to help you apply. Make sure you check the entry requirements on the course page thoroughly. You can find this on our website and before you make your application, make sure you have all of the relevant documents to hand and this will make the process much quicker.  


Different courses have different criteria so make sure to check. They can include images of transcripts or scanned documents. These must be submitted to the applicant portal or via email. We need a reference to help process your application so when supplying a name please check they are happy to be a referee.  


Remember to use the referee's official institutional or employment email as these are easier for the admissions team to verify once we make you an offer. Check their contact details are up to date and correct as the inclusion of wrong details can delay the application process.  


Make it as easy as possible for your referees by giving them a bit of direction and explaining to them what course you're applying for and why you're interested in it. We also require a personal statement from you so take some time to prepare one.  


Tell us about your experience as well as your interest in your chosen subject area. Tell us why you would be a great candidate for the course and tell us more about your future career aspirations and don't forget we've got plenty more great personal statement tips available to you on our website.  


Now that you've got all your information to hand and meet the entry requirements, the application process will be quick and easy. Visit the course page and click apply now as this will take you to our applicant portal or UCAS for MA social work where you can start your application.  


We've got a few tips as well so help us give you a quick response. A complete application will enable us to give you a decision. promptly, as applying without all the required documents will cause delay.  


Feel free to contact us if you have questions or need support with your application steps, we have a get in touch page on our website. Here at , we've tried to make the application process as quick and painless as possible, with support and guidance available to you at all times.  


While there's no hard deadline for postgraduate applications, we recommend applying and accepting your offer as soon as possible to secure your place on the course. If you need help with fees and funding, then don't forget you can apply for a postgraduate loan, and we have many scholarships, bursaries and funding options available to you.  


And if you'd like to speak to us in person, we have the drop -in centre here on campus in London, so pop in and say hello. And finally, best of luck with your application and we can't wait to see you here for your postgraduate studies here at .  


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Postgraduate application guide |

When to apply

We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place. Remember, you can submit your application before you receive your final qualification score.

The video contains a step-by-step guide to support you through the postgraduate taught application process, and help you to complete your application.

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Your application

Your application

Academic documents

You must provide copies of all your academic documentation including transcripts and certificates.

These should either be copies of the originals on letter headed paper or with a stamp by the awarding body or institution. If it's applicable to your application, you will also need to provide references on letter headed paper.

If you're a current student, you don't need to submit transcripts or references.

Contact information

Pay attention to the contact details you give in your application. If you're likely to change postal or email address before starting your course then give your most permanent contact details.

We send all our admissions communications via email so it's vital that this information is as accurate as possible. We also advise adding our email address to your inbox safe list.

Personal statement

Your personal statement tells us more about your experience and your interest in your subject. Follow our guide for tips and examples on how to write a personal statement that stands out.

Our top 6 postgraduate application tips

  1. Check the entry requirements: Each course has specific requirements. Ensure you meet them before applying.
  2. Include relevant documentation: Provide copies of all academic documentation, including transcripts and certificates, to avoid delays in receiving your offer.
  3. Inform your references: Quality references can significantly boost your application. Choose referees familiar with your academic or professional abilities.
  4. Writing a winning personal statement: Highlight your academic achievements, career goals, and suitability for .
  5. Ask for help: Our admissions team is here to assist. Contact us via Live Chat, our enquiry form, or call +44 (0)20 8411 5555 for advice.

Apply early: Secure your spot and increase your chances for scholarships by applying early.

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