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Postgraduate Applications

Getting ready to apply for a Masters degree or other postgraduate course? You may find the process is a little different to what you were used to as an undergraduate.

You'll normally apply directly to your chosen university (instead of using a service like UCAS) and potentially be expected to meet stricter entry requirements.

The guides in this section are here to help, with advice on everything from your personal statement and references to your interview.

Applying for a Masters

This guide explains how the Masters application process works and what you'll need to do.

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Entry requirements

How do you gain admission to a Masters? Our guides explain the requirements, with advice on applying with a lower-class degree.

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Personal statements

Your personal statement should explain why you're the right applicant for your Masters. Our guide explains how to write one.

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Appropriate (and accurate) references help support your application for postgraduate study.

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Postgraduate interviews

Interviews can be an important part of the postgraduate application process. Our guide explains what to expect and how to prepare.

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Graduate admissions tests

Here you can read about the GMAT, GRE and other entry tests used for more competitive Masters and MBA programmes.

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Postgraduate language tests

We've explained English tests such as IELTS and TOEFL, as well as those for French, German, Chinese and other languages.

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Application blogs

Interested in hearing how other students handled their Masters applications? Our blog shares stories and advice.

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