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:

Applying for a course

To apply for a postgraduate course, simply click on the red 'Apply' button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to the UCAS Postgraduate website to make your application.

When completing the application form on UCAS Postgraduate remember to specify:

  • why you wish to enrol on the course
  • any relevant experience you have
  • why you think you should be given a place

Application deadlines

There are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, but we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least three months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started. 

For more information on year and term dates, view our academic calendar.

Applying for a research degree

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

Course-specific entry requirements

Entry requirements for each course are provided on our course pages.

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

Typical entry requirements

Our typical postgraduate entry requirements are as follows, but please also check the specific requirements on our course pages.

  • a good honours degree from a recognised university, or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent
  • Minimum IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (and minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. English Language competency requirements vary among courses

Note that even if you meet our minimum entry requirements, we cannot guarantee you a place on the course.

Interviews, portfolios and additional requirements

Some courses have additional requirements and you may need to attend an interview, submit a written assignment/portfolio or take a test.

Check the 'Entry requirements' section on our course pages for details.

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 via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Recognition for prior learning 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.

International applicants

For entry requirements, country visits and information on our representatives in your country, visit our country pages.

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.

English language support

We offer pre-sessional English language courses and also run an international summer school that can help you develop your language skills before you start your course.

You can also take academic English modules during your studies with us to further enhance your English.

Details of the English language courses and support we offer can be found on our English language support page.

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.

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.

Our terms and conditions

While courses are offered as described at the time of going to press (in the case of our prospectus), some revisions may be made, either as a result of academic development or external constraints. There is no guarantee that courses that are undergoing validation will be approved, or that courses will be offered in the exact locations cited. A ‘subject to approval’ notice is included on all course pages where the course is undergoing validation.

Read the University's admissions policy.

Contact Us

Call our dedicated team on:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

[email protected]

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