We have three main application systems for postgraduate courses

  • via our website (direct application)
  • using UCAS Postgraduate (Education and Social Work / Nursing and Health Sciences courses)
  • word or PDF based forms (some distance learning course)

You can find the start dates and application systems for each course on the individual Postgraduate course pages.

For Postgraduate Research degrees, please visit our Postgraduate Research page.

The majority of our full-time and part-time taught postgraduate courses have one start date (entry) in early September. There are some courses which have two start dates - one in September and one in January. You can also use our Courses Search to search for courses with specific start dates.

Your application

We will base our decision on the information you provide in your application. Before you are formally accepted by the University we will need to verify the following documentation. This can be included with your application or uploaded to My Applications after you apply.

UK/EU applicants

  • a scanned copy of your University Degree Certificate
  • a scanned copy of your transcript/mark-sheet (in English)

International applicants

  • a scanned copy of your University Degree Certificate
  • a scanned copy of your transcript/mark-sheet (in English)
  • an English Language proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, CPE, IGCSE)

Art and design applicants

  • In addition to the documents outlined above, you will be invited to provide a portfolio of creative work. Please see individual course pages for information on specification.

The Admissions team will pass your completed application to the academic selector for consideration. You will receive an acknowledgement and notification of your calculated fee status within 3 working days on receipt of your application.

Our decision

We can make three types of offers of admission and we will inform you of our decision by email and via UCAS Postgraduate (where appropriate):

  • Unconditional - if you have already obtained the necessary entry requirements
  • Conditional - if you still need to obtain the qualifications specified in the offer. If you obtain these, your offer will change to unconditional, meaning you definitely have a place.
  • Rejection - if you are not suitably qualified

Received an offer?

Congratulations! After you receive our offer, we will give you instructions for how to respond. (If you have applied via UCAS Postgraduate, you will be asked to respond via UCAS Postgraduate).

You can either:

  • Accept - if you wish to take up the offer, or
  • Decline - if you no longer want the place

Applicants with disabilities

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.