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

For the majority of Postgraduate Taught courses at Westminster, you should apply via UCAS Postgraduate using the "Apply" links on our course pages. You will then be directed to the UCAS Postgraduate website to make your application.

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

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 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 Tier 4 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.

For most of our January-start courses, you should try to apply by 1 January. If you need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, you should apply by 1 December.

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.

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] or on +44 (0)20 7915 5511.

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.

Contact Us

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+44 (0)20 7915 5511

[email protected]

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