How to apply for a Postgraduate Degree

Are you interested in applying for a Masters degree? Look no further! Unlike undergraduate degrees where you will apply via UCAS, you can apply straight to the university for a postgraduate degree - almost like a job application. Below, we'll run you through the application process so that you know what to expect when you're ready.

Firstly, here's a checklist of everything that you'll need: 

  • Scanned copies of your prior education certificates
  • Two references (one academic and one employer)
  • personal statement
  • An hour of your time to apply - get a cuppa on the go! 

Are you a current BCU final year student? Apply for a Postgraduate/Master's Degree in under 60 seconds via our Fast Track Application. Just follow the guidance when applying online.

Step 1: Find your course on our website. 

Step 2: Click 'apply now' and create an account. 

*Top tip* Save your application every time you complete a screen in case there's a glitch in the matrix! 

Step 3: Complete your application. As we mentioned earlier, it can be very similar to a job application. We'll need to know a bit about you, your education history and your employment history. We'll also ask you for copies of certificates from your prior education, at least one reference and a personal statement. For creative programmes, we may follow up to request a portfolio from you. 

*Top tip* You don't have to complete every section, you'll notice the 'mandatory' sections that you need to complete and if there is anything extra we need, we'll follow up with you. 

Step 4: When you're happy with your application, simply make a declaration and submit! You should get an email from us confirming that we have received your application.