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Certificates required for postgraduate study

If you have already achieved any of the following qualifications you must now forward to us copies or originals of your certificates, if you have not already done so:

  • BA/BSc degree certificate
  • OU certificate
  • Any further, relevant Level 5/6 certificates

You must also provide the following results or their equivalent if you have applied for one of the following courses:

MA Social Work * GCSE/O Level Maths and English Language
PGCE * GCSE/O Level Maths, English Language and Science
PGCE Top Up Evidence of QTS
School Direct * GCSE/O Level Maths, English Language and Science

Courses which are not marked with an asterisk require photocopies only, not originals. Please send the original certificates for those courses marked with an asterisk *. Please note that we do not accept result slips.

If the name on your certificate differs from the name you have applied in, you will need to provide relevant documentation to confirm your name change (for example, a marriage certificate/deed poll etc).  If we have requested original certificates, we will need to see your original name change document. If we have requested copies of your certificates then we can accept a copy of your name change document.

If you have lost your certificates it is advisable to contact Admissions, who will be able to advise you on the action you need to take.

If your offer is conditional on you providing your certificates, we will update your offer to unconditional once we have received evidence of your qualifications.

We recommend that you send your originals by recorded delivery and include an addressed envelope, pre-paid for recorded delivery for their return, otherwise they will be sent back to you by ordinary post.

You should forward your copies/originals as required to:

Admissions Office
University of Northampton
University Drive

Please ensure that you add adequate postage to the envelope or its delivery will be delayed.

Please note if you fail to provide your documents you will not be eligible to enrol, so please forward them to us as soon as possible. If you have already provided your certificates you do not need to send them to us again.


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