Admissions Requirements for Postgraduate Taught Programmes

 

1. Admission of Students

In order to be considered for entry to a postgraduate taught course of the University candidates must comply with (1) or (2) and (3) and (4) below:

 

(1)          Candidates for the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Clinical Education, Master of Research and Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificates

Such candidates must have satisfied the general requirements for admission (Regulations 2 and 3) and the course requirements (Regulation 5).

 

(2)          Candidates for Post Graduate Certificate of Education

                Such candidates must have passes in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (both at Grade C / 4 or above) or qualifications regarded by the University as equivalent. Applicants for Primary PGCE must also hold a pass in GCSE science (again at Grade C / 4 or above)

 

(3)          Candidates Aged Under 18 At Registration

                Whilst the University has no minimum or upper age limits on admission to the University, those applying for schemes of study who will be under 18 years of age at the point of intended registration will be required to comply with University procedures designed to satisfy existing child protection legislation

 

(4)         Candidates with Criminal Convictions

                Any candidate with an unspent criminal conviction (as defined under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act) will be required to make a relevant declaration and comply with University procedures in relation to this area. Note that most programmes offered in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Schools of Social Work and Psychology are exempt from the Act and all convictions must therefore be declared when making an application to these courses.

Candidates who cannot satisfy the requirements in (1) or (2) above may, in some cases be admitted to the University in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 4 below. Those applicants who fail to comply with stated University procedure in respect of (3) and (4) are refused entry to the University.

 

(5)          Candidates requiring Immigration Permission to study in the UK 

Such candidates must have provided satisfactory evidence of their right to study in the UK for the duration of their course. This would include obtaining leave to remain or leave to enter, under the University of East Anglia’s Tier 4 licence. They must also undertake to comply with all UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and University requirements regarding their duties and any associated immigration conditions. 

 

2. General Requirements for Admission

In order to satisfy the general requirements for admission candidates should have one of the qualifications shown below.

 

UK Qualifications

(1)          A bachelors degree from a UK Higher Education Institution approved by the Privy Council to hold degree awarding powers. For all masters programmes candidates must have a second class degree; for postgraduate diplomas a third class degree is permissible

 

International Qualifications

(1)          Successful completion of any non-UK degree which is regarded by the University as being equivalent to an approved UK degree, at the level required for the target Masters course (please consult the Admissions Office). .

 

3. English Language Requirements

All International students entering study on a Tier 4 visa must satisfy the minimum requirement for English language, as laid out by the UK Visas and Immigration (see Home Office website for current details), and also meet the specific course requirements. Please consult with the Admissions Office for exact acceptable criteria.

 

European and other non-Tier 4 students, must also meet a minimum English language requirement. As the requirement differs from course to course, please consult with the Admissions Office for exact acceptable criteria.

 

4. Special Cases

The Head of the School of Studies concerned may deem the following to have satisfied the general and course requirements for admission:

(1)                          candidates who do not satisfy any of the requirements listed in Regulations 2 and 5, but who submit satisfactory evidence of having passed examinations which are deemed equivalent to any of those listed.
(2)                          candidates who hold a full practising professional qualification obtained by examination.

(3)          candidates who do not satisfy any of the requirements listed in Regulations 2 and 5, but who submit satisfactory evidence of the capacity and attainments requisite to enable them to pursue the course proposed.

 

The Head of School may similarly make these exceptions for Regulation 3 – English Language Requirements where they relate to a non-Tier 4 sponsored student.

For all Tier 4 sponsored students the UKVI regulations are absolute and no exceptions can be applied outside of these.

 

5. Documentary Evidence 

All candidates must provide appropriate documentary evidence of their qualifications before the point of registration. 

 

6. Course Requirements

 

Programme Area

Degree Classification

Required Subject(s)

American Studies

2i

A related discipline

Creative Writing

2i

A related discipline

Creative Entrepreneurship

2i

A related discipline

Gender Studies

2i

An Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences related subject

Interdicsiplinary Japanese Studies 

2i 

An Arts and Humanities related subject 

Art

2i

A related discipline

Comic Studies 

2i 

An Arts and Humanities related subject

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

2i

A related discipline

Film Studies

2i

A Humanities or Social Sciences related subject

History

2i

A related discipline

Language, Linguistics and Translation

2i

A related discipline

Literature

2i

A related discipline

Media & Cultural Studies

2i

A related discipline

Philosophy

2i

A related discipline

Theatre Directing 

2i

A related discipline

International Relations & Politics

2i

A related discipline

Advanced Organic Chemistry

2i

Chemistry or related

Computing Science

2i

Any non-computing subject area

Advanced Computing Science, Data Science and Cyber Security

2i

Computing or related

Ecology and Biology

2i

Biology or related

Environmental Sciences 

2i

A scientific subject

Energy Engineering 

2i

Mathematics or related

Clinical Education (MClinEd)

2ii

A health care profession

Clinical Research

2ii

A health care profession

Advanced Professional Practice

2ii

A health care profession

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Reg)

2i

Any subject area 

Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)

2i

Physiotherapy or related subject e.g. Biology, Sports Science, Psychology or Sociology

Health Economics (MSc, PG Dip)

2i

Health care profession, Economics or related subject

Physician Associate Studies (MSc)

2i

Life Science or health related discipline

International Development

2i

A related discipline

Economics (Academic and Professional)

2i

Economics or related

Economics (Applied Training)

2ii

Any subject area

Education with QTS

PGCE

-

Education

2i

A related discipline

Law

2ii

A related discipline

Management and Finance (Academic and Professional)

2i

A related discipline

Management and Finance (Applied Career)

2ii

All subjects excluding UK degrees in business related subject

Brand Leadership (MSc)

2i

A related discipline

Psychology

2i

A related discipline

Social Work

2i

A related discipline