Applying for Taught Courses

We judge all candidates on their individual merits, but generally the minimum requirements for postgraduate courses is an honours degree (at least a 2:2 or equivalent) or HND with experience, or equivalent. These requirements may be relaxed in respect of cognate degrees or for non-graduates with extensive, relevant professional experience (which demonstrates the outcomes that a Bachelor's degree with honours would have, as stipulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2008).

English Language Requirements

Please visit the International Office pages for information on our English Language Requirements for overseas candidates.


The deadline for UK and EU applications is Friday 28 July 2017 - late applications will be considered but please be aware that not all courses may be available. For overseas students it is Tuesday 26 May 2017 with all conditions of offers having to be met by 30 June 2017 for CAS letters to be issued.

Along with a prospectus you will be provided with an application pack including an academic timetable, fee details and module information if you are interested in a specific course. Please download the relevant application form below, or contact the Taught Postgraduate Courses Administrator for further information.

Joining instructions

Once you have been accepted onto a taught programme you will be sent a registration form, learner support form, plagiarism detection service agreement and application form accommodation, along with an invoice for payment (full time students only), and any other important information.


You must apply in writing if you wish to defer your course. Please note that with the possible exception of Rural Environment and Land Management, all other courses begin in September/October.

Contact Information

For further information on any aspect of postgraduate study, or to receive an application form please contact:

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Heather Hogan
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone: 01952 815289
Fax: 01952 814783
Email: Send Heather Hogan a message