Find a course

Applying for one of our postgraduate courses is simple – just click on the red 'Apply' button at the top of our course pages.

There are two main ways to look through our courses:

If you're interested in applying for a research degree, have a look at our separate how to apply for research degrees page.

Applying for a taught postgraduate course

We have changed the way you apply for a postgraduate course at the University of Westminster.

You can now apply directly to us, via our new applications service.

Just click on the red Apply button on our course pages and you'll be directed to complete your application.

If you've already submitted an application through UCAS Postgraduate, it will be processed as normal – you do not need to take any action.

There are some courses which have alternative application routes – please look at our course pages for up-to-date information.

If you are considering making an application for a course this year, you may have some additional questions. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Prospective Students page.

What you'll need to apply

Make sure you've got the relevant documents ready before you apply. Exactly what you'll need depends on the course, but generally, you should have the following:

  • Copies of your qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts where you have met, or are expected to meet, the entry requirements)
  • If English is not your first language, you'll need proof of your English language level
  • International students who need a Student visa to attend the university will need a copy of their passports
  • A personal statement
  • Details of referees (refer to the entry requirements on the course page for specific requirements)

Application deadlines

For most of our September-start postgraduate courses, you should try to apply by 1 August. If you need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, you should aim to apply by 1 July.

We advise you to apply as soon as you can, as some courses are highly competitive. We would also suggest you apply early if your course requires a portfolio, essay component or interview, or if you're applying for a scholarship.

You can start applying a year before the course starts.

If a postgraduate course has a different deadline, you'll be able to see this on the relevant course page.

Final deadlines for 2021

These are the final deadlines for courses this year. We would recommend that you apply well in advance of the final deadlines.

  • Application deadline (International) – 20 August
  • Application deadline (Home) – 27 August
  • Meeting conditions and paying deposit (International) – 1 September
  • Meeting conditions (Home) – 17 September
  • Last date to request Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) (from outside the UK) – 10 September
  • Last date to request CAS (from inside the UK) – 17 September
  • Enrolment – 20 September
  • First week of teaching – 27 September
  • Last date for enrolment – 15 October

Some of our Law courses have different deadlines:

LLM Legal Practice (full-time and part-time evening), Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (full-time and part-time evening)

  • Application deadline (International) – 1 August
  • Application deadline (Home) – 13 August
  • Meeting conditions and paying deposit (International) – 12 August
  • Last date to request CAS (from outside the UK) – 19 August
  • Last date to request CAS (from inside the UK) – 19 August
  • Meeting conditions (Home) – 20 August
  • Enrolment – 6 September
  • Last date for enrolment – 17 September

Graduate Diploma in Law FT

  • Application deadline (International) – 8 August
  • Application deadline (Home) – 20 August
  • Meeting conditions and paying deposit (International) – 19 August
  • Last date to request CAS (outside UK) – 26 August
  • Last date to request CAS (from inside the UK) – 26 August
  • Meeting conditions (Home) – 27 August
  • Applicant Invited to enrol from 31 August
  • Students enrol online between 31 Aug – 9 September
  • Last date for ID card printing – 10 September
  • Attends onsite teaching from Monday 13 September
  • Last date for enrolment – 24 September

Applying for a degree apprenticeship

If you’re already working in a related role and your employer is supporting your application for a degree apprenticeship, click the relevant 'Apply now' link by your chosen apprenticeship programme on our Degree apprenticeships for applicants page, and fill out the online application form. We'll be in touch to take you through the next steps to complete the process.

Applying for research degrees and PhDs

If you're interested in applying for a research degree, have a look at our separate how to apply for research degrees page.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for each course are provided on our course pages.

You can access our course pages via our course search or subjects page.

For international students, please first check the entry requirements tab on the course page, if your qualifications are not listed please check our country pages or contact our course enquiries team at [email protected].

Interviews, portfolios and additional requirements

Some courses have additional requirements and you may need to attend an interview, submit a written assignment or portfolio, or take a test. Check the 'Entry requirements' section on our course pages for details.

English language requirements

The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores. For information about equivalent English language qualifications that are accepted by the University, please visit our English Language requirements page.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses and run an international summer school that can help you develop your language skills before your course begins. You can also take academic English modules during your studies to further enhance your English.

University preparation courses

Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Pre-Master's course leading to entry to a number of our Master's degrees. To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.

If your qualification is not listed

If your qualification is not listed, you may still be able to apply for our courses. Contact our course enquiries team to discuss your qualifications.

Previous study or experience

If your course is related to your previous study or experience (paid or voluntary), you may be able to seek exemption from relevant modules.

For information, visit our recognition of prior learning page.

Fees and funding

Course fees are listed on individual course pages.

Please look at our scholarships page for the most up to date information on scholarships. You must be holding an offer of a place on a course to apply for a scholarship.

There is also further information on the PG Loan scheme on our funding pages.

Students with disabilities

We welcome and encourage applications from students with disabilities and consider all applications on academic grounds. If you have a disability that might affect your studies, let us know when you apply, so that we can assist you wherever possible.

For more information, please visit our Disability Learning Support pages.

Criminal convictions

We believe an unspent criminal conviction should not automatically prevent an individual from studying at the University of Westminster. Disclosing a criminal conviction is not a requirement of an application to study at the University and applicants will only ever be assessed on their academic suitability. The exception to this are students who require a visa to study in the UK. These students are required to disclose this information as part of the visa application process.

For further information, please see our guidance for criminal convictions.

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