University of Newcastle upon Tyne
How to apply
If you are applying for postgraduate study, you should normally have (or expect to have) a good second class honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject or an acceptable relevant postgraduate qualification. Specific entry requirements are given where appropriate in the information on our taught and research degrees. However, we welcome applications from mature students and non-traditional candidates, whose qualifications may differ from those above. These are the stages for application:
· Programmes begin in September. You should therefore apply by Easter. However, if you are seeking funding, you should apply well before; see our sheet on Funding. If you are applying for a research degree, you should first make an informal approach to Professor Brian Stimpson. This will help us to identify the appropriate degree for you and a potential supervisor.
· You should then complete an application form. The official application form and reference form is available from our Postgraduate Office. You can also obtain it as a pdf file which you can download (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/forms/pg.html) or as a form which you can complete on-line (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/forms/).
· We consider all applications individually. If you are applying for a research degree, you will normally be interviewed by, or engage in a formal exchange of emails with two members of staff (one of them being your prospective supervisor).
· When we have considered your application we may make you a conditional offer of a place (if you have not already completed your undergraduate degree) or an unconditional offer.
· You will then be asked to confirm your acceptance of any offer made. If you subsequently change your mind, you should notify us immediately.
Many of our postgraduates are from overseas. You will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability before beginning your programme, but the University can offer language training if necessary. A fee is charged for pre-sessional courses. Please contact your nearest British Council office for information on sources of financial support. General enquiries may also be directed to our International Office:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 8152
Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 5212
We have a separate sheet with more detailed information for International students.
Updated April 2003