School of Arts and Cultures

How to Apply

How to Apply


Find out how to apply for any of our postgraduate programmes.

Apply for postgraduate degree through the University's online application system.

This allows you to fill in your details on-line and to track the progress of your application.

There are specific criteria for postgraduate research applications.

Recognition of prior learning

We also accept applications on the basis of credit transfer and prior learning.

For more information, download our Prior Learning Statement (PDF: 293KB).

To apply, you have to complete the Prior Learning Application Form (Word: 41KB).

Postgraduate Research Applications

There are specific criteria for our MPhil and PhD programmes. You need certain entry requirements, and you need to submit a research proposal.

Applications for MPhil and PhD can be made at any time throughout the year.

Applications for scholarships for these degrees may have specific deadlines.

International applicants are encouraged to read the information provided by Newcastle University’s International Office.

The final decision about your application is based on:

  • the review of your research proposal
  • your previous academic record
  • personal statement
  • academic references
  • language proficiency