How to Apply

We welcome applications from students from a wide variety of backgrounds who can show the motivation and potential for postgraduate study. Admission to any of the degrees we offer at Newcastle, is not solely on the basis of academic criteria such as examination performance. We also consider other information provided by you when you apply, which indicates your potential to succeed on a degree programme.

We have specific application information for:

The majority of applications are administered by the Graduate School for your chosen study area but generally, you should apply direct to the University using our online application system .

Make sure you are clear on whether your interest lies with a taught programme or research-led study. Please contact the School if you require any further clarification.

Research Students

We would advise you to make informal contact with a potential supervisor and/or programme director before applying, to be sure that this is the right programme and supervisor for you and answer any questions you might have.

For the quickest and easiest way to apply, visit our postgraduate online application site. This system will keep track of the progress of your application, and will ensure you are notified by e-mail once a decision has been made. Whether you apply online or not, the application must contain the University's standard Postgraduate Application Form, together with a 500-1,000-word research proposal which should include the research theme, field of study and methodology.

We also have information for: