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Postgraduate application

Online applications

You will be required to create an Applicant Portal account in order to use our online application system. Once you have submitted your application you'll be able to track the progress of your application, upload supporting documents/portfolio/showreel and make subsequent applications.


  • Applying for MA Social Work, PGDip Social Work or a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing? You will need to apply online through the University and Colleges Application Service (UCAS). UCAS will allow you to track the process of your application.
  • Applying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Teaching Apprenticeship or School Direct? You will need to apply online through UCAS Teacher Training. This is a simple process and will allow you to track the progress of your application.
  • If you are applying as a CPD student for a health course, please complete our CPD health application form.

Entry requirements

Ready to apply? We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. You'll find course-specific entry requirements on our postgraduate course pages.

If you have relevant work experience or previous study, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page..

International students

If you are from outside the UK you can choose to either directly to your nearest regional office or via our online application system. You can also apply through one of our trusted educational consultants in your country.

We want to make your application process as easy as possible, so if you have questions at any stage please get in touch with our experienced regional teams or visit our country information pages for information specific to you, including the qualifications we accept from your country.

If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country and haven't completed a degree in English, you'll also need to check you meet our English language requirements. If you don't meet our English language requirements we offer Pre-sessional English courses for students who need to improve their English level to study with us.

Finally, visit our visas and immigration page to find out all you need to know about student visas.

Important to remember – all applicants

We advise you to apply as early as possible, because places do fill quickly. You can submit your application prior to receiving your final grades and results for English language proficiency.

Also, don't forget to take advantage of our postgraduate scholarships.

Filling in your application form

Provide copies of all academic documentation including transcripts and certificates (this should either be copies of the originals, on letter headed paper or should include a stamp by the awarding body/institution). International students will also need to include English language qualifications.

Provide references (on letter headed paper) and a copy of your resume/curriculum vitae if relevant to your application.

Your latest contact information

When filling in the form, pay particular attention to the contact details you supply. If you're likely to change postal or email address before starting your course, please submit more permanent details.

We send all of our admissions communications via email, so it's vital that this information is as accurate as possible. We also advise adding our email address to your inbox safe list.

Documentation, references and qualifications

You'll need to provide copies of all academic documentation, including transcripts and certificates. These should be copies of the originals on letter-headed paper or with a stamp from the awarding body/institution.

Please provide references on letter-headed paper and a copy of your CV if relevant to your application. If you're applying for an art and design course, please include a copy of your portfolio.

If you're an international student, you'll also need to include English language qualifications and a photocopy of the photograph and personal details pages of your passport.

What do I include in my personal statement?

In our experience, outstanding personal statements often include:

  • Details that explain why your previous experience makes you a suitable candidate
  • An explanation of what you want to do after graduation, including career progression
  • Correct spelling and grammar. Our online application form doesn't have a spell check facility, so we suggest you use a different computer programme and then paste your statement into the application.

What happens next?

Once you've submitted your application, we'll email you to confirm receipt. We'll process it and send it to the academic tutor for review.

If your application is missing any important documentation, our admissions team will contact you before sending your application to the academic tutor.

Once a decision has been made, you'll receive notification from our admissions office. This process normally takes no longer than four-to-six weeks.

If you're successful, please read your offer letter carefully and contact us if anything is unclear. If you have received a conditional offer, please send us your documents to satisfy the offer conditions as soon as possible.

Tips on applying

  • Research the course you're interested in and make sure it's right for you – courses with similar titles may have very different content. You'll need to submit a separate application for any additional courses.
  • Check the entry requirements so you're confident you have the expected education qualifications and work experience.
  • Gather all the information you need – particularly your qualifications – before you start filling in your form.
  • Investigate our flexible learning options, as you can study full- and part-time on the majority of our postgraduate courses.
  • Consider the different funding options available.

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