Entry criteria and how to apply

Postgraduate taught courses

Entry criteria

To be considered for entry to one of our taught postgraduate programmes you need to meet the following entry criteria:

  • Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (by the start of your postgraduate programme). Applicants without a first degree with relevant work experience will also be considered (please attach your CV to your online application)
  • IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each component or equivalent, gained no longer than two years before the start of the course, if you are an overseas student and your first language is not English.

You will need to upload evidence of meeting these criteria when you apply.

You also need to supply:

  • a good personal statement
  • two recent academic references from academic staff at institutions where you have studied. If you have been out of education for some time we will accept a reference from your current employer if they can comment on your suitability to study for a taught postgraduate degree.

These will be assessed along with the rest of your application to consider your suitability to undertake a postgraduate degree.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

The APL webpage gives further information about transferring credit gained on a course at another institution or from prior experience.

How to apply

Ensure you have all the necessary documentation before you put in an application.

Apply online using the postgraduate application form. You will receive an acknowledgement email within three working days. We will consider your application and aim to make a decision within six working weeks.

If your application is incomplete we will not be able to assess it. We will contact you to ask you to upload further documents. If you do not respond by the given deadline we will withdraw your application.

Individual taught modules (CPD)

Find out how to apply for individual modules on the ScHARR CPD page. 

EuroPubHealth+ (ERASMUS MUNDUS European Masters Programme in Public Health)

Find out how to apply for this course on the Europubhealth+ website. Applications to this course are handled by the EuroPubHealth+ consortium.

Postgraduate research degrees

For further information, visit the research degree pages