You can apply to most of our full-time, taught postgraduate courses using the online application system, UKPASS

There are some courses which use other application systems, for example:

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

The majority of our full-time and part-time 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 find the start dates and application systems for each course on the individual Postgraduate course pages. You can also use our Courses Search to search for courses with specific start dates.

1. Register with UKPASS

To apply for one of our courses via UKPASS, follow the link from the individual Postgraduate course page. First of all you have to register with UKPASS, and then you can create your application online. You do not have to complete the application all at once, you can save your details and return to it at a later date.

For more information on the UKPASS application process, download our Applying through UKPASS guide (5MB).

As part of your application you can upload certain documents. Please follow the procedures below for uploading documents (UKPASS is case and space sensitive):

  1. Please convert all relevant documents to PDF format and give each one a clear title which explains what the document is. For example: 
    • CV.pdf (CV)
    • BScDegree.pdf (Bachelors degree certificate)
    • MScDegree.pdf (Masters degree certificate)
    • BScTranscripts.pdf or MScTranscripts.pdf (Transcripts)
    • EnglishCert.pdf (English Language certificate)
  2. Once you have completed your application, you submit it online, and we will receive it.
  3. We will check the documents you have sent and will email you an acknowledgement - we aim to do this within one week. If you do not include the relevant documents with your UKPASS application, this will significantly delay your application.

For more information on how we process your application, see Your Application Journey below.

If you need help using UKPASS, please contact the UKPASS Customer Service Unit via email on or by telephone +44 (0)371 334 4 447 (Monday to Friday, 08:30-18:00 UK time).

Key dates for applications

For most Postgraduate Taught courses, there is no formal closing date.

If you need an academic recommendation for sponsorship it is essential that you apply early. If a course has a specific closing date it will be shown on the individual course pages.

2. 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 Application 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 reciept of your application.

3. Our decision

We can make three types of offers of admission and we will inform you of our decision by email and UKPASS (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

4. Received an offer?

Congratulations! After you receive our offer, you must respond via UKPASS (if relevant) and 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.