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Postgraduate application requirements

What should I include in my application?

When submitting an application for a postgraduate course as a minimum you will need to provide:

  • Copies of your degree / diploma certificates
  • Copies of your degree / diploma academic transcripts
  • At least one current reference
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words.

You will need to check the course page for any additional requirements such as minimum degree achievement, additional references, English or Maths proficiency, or a portfolio of work for art and design based courses.

What do I need for a reference?

Your application should be supported by a reference. This can be professional or academic. Any references must be on official headed paper or from a professional email address. It must be signed and recently dated.

For some courses, such as those in Health and Nursing, we will need both a professional and academic reference. Please check the course page for further information.

Do I need English and Maths qualifications?

All of our courses require minimum English language proficiency. We look for GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above if achieved prior to 2017) or equivalent qualifications. If you are unsure if your English qualification is equivalent to GCSE level then please get in touch.

For international students we ask for IELTS overall score of 6.5 or equivalent.

A limited number of courses also require evidence of GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above if achieved prior to 2017) or equivalent qualifications. This will be indicated in the Entry Requirements section of the relevant course details.

Do you accept work experience as part of an application?

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, some with significant relevant work experience, as opposed to traditional academic entry requirements. If you do not have a degree and are applying with work experience please submit a detailed CV with your application.

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Applying for a postgraduate course

No matter if you are from the UK or abroad, or want to study in Coventry, London or online, find all the information you need to know to make applying simple and efficient.

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