How to apply for postgraduate study

Depending on what and how you would like to study, there are different ways to apply.

If you would like to apply for postgraduate study, please apply directly to the University.

For research degrees, please see the specific research application information.

If you are an International student, please see our information about applications for international students.

Taught Postgraduate Courses

The majority of taught postgraduate courses start in October. Most courses do not have formal closing dates but you are advised to apply as early as possible to secure your place.

Applicants should hold a good first degree with at least second class honours, or an equivalent qualification. Relevant personal, professional and educational experience is also taken into consideration. Exact requirements vary between courses, please check the relevant GTTR (Graduate Teacher Training Registry) for details.

Applying for PGCE programmes

Applications for the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) course should be made through GTTR (Graduate Teacher Training Registry).

Further information

If you would like more information about applying for a course at the University of Northampton, please email the Enquiries Team or phone them on 0300 303 2772.

Part-time Study

A lot of courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

Entry Requirements

When considering applications for part-time study, we assess relevant personal, professional and education experience to ensure that the course is a good match for you. Entry requirements vary so please check individual courses for details.

Equal opportunities

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sex, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents, socio-economic status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

For more information please see the university’s Equality and diversity policy.

Student with disabilities

We work hard to ensure that, as far as possible, students with disabilities are able to study successfully with us. If you have additional needs, we advise that you contact the Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) or course tutor as early as possible, so that you can discuss your needs and visit the University to assess the facilities if necessary.

If you do not meet the entry requirements

We welcome applications from everyone, and we know that relevant experience is just as valuable as qualifications. Whether experience is from your work, voluntary activities or independent study we still want to hear from you.

So if you don’t meet all of the entry requirements for the course you would like would like to study, contact our Admissions team and let them know what other relevant experience you have.


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