You can apply to most of our full-time, taught postgraduate courses (and distance learning courses in the Schools of Education and Social Work and Nursing and Health Sciences)  using the online application system, UCAS Postgraduate (formerly known as 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 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 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.

Register with UCAS Postgraduate

To apply for one of our courses via UCAS Postgraduate, follow the link from the individual Postgraduate course page. First of all you have to register with UCAS Postgraduate, 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.

Visit UCAS Postgraduate website to see details on the application process.

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.