Admissions Statement Admissions Statement

The University is committed to providing a postgraduate research admissions service which is both professional and fair, and which facilitates entry to the University for high quality candidates who will engage with and contribute to the intellectual and cultural vitality of the institution and its research environment. The University seeks to undertake this action by identifying merit and potential and ensuring that its admissions process is fair and transparent to all regardless of background. 'Admissions Requirements for Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes' are covered in the University's regulations.

Our PGR admissions policy applies to the admission of full and part-time postgraduate research applicants, including Masters by Research, MPhil and Doctorate programmes and adheres to the University's current Corporate Plan.

The University of East Anglia recognises the precepts of the UK Quality Code.  The University recognises the following legislation as relevant to the admissions process:

  • Equality Act (2010) (incorporates the Age Discrimination Act, Equal Pay Act, Sex Discrimination Act, Race Relations Act and Disability Discrimination Act)
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Human Rights Act 1998

PGR admissions policy is reviewed by the University’s Postgraduate Research Executive and/or Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing Executive as appropriate.