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Postgraduate course application process

To apply for an MA, MSc or LLM course please download and complete the relevant application directly from the postgraduate course page by clicking the "Apply for this course" button:

Generally, your application should be accompanied by two references (one of which should be academic) and a copy of the certificate of the highest qualification you have gained to date. Referees can be anyone who knows you well enough to attest to your ability to follow a programme of study at Masters level; this could be a tutor from your university, or your current employer.

Full instructions and details of documents you may be required to supply will be included in the application form.

Once you've completed your application please return it to the relevant postal address, as stated on the last page of the form.


Entry requirements

Applicants to Masters programmes are normally required to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent qualification and/or professional interests and experience relevant to their chosen course, together with appropriate references. For additional entry requirements specific to individual courses, please see the course webpages.

Candidates who do not have a first degree or relevant experience, but who nonetheless are considered to have the potential to successfully undertake Masters level study, may be required to register for an initial module or undertake a level three module to assess their suitability.


When we receive your application

Applications are considered by the relevant Programme Director who may want to interview you before making a decision. When evaluating your suitability for the course the following will be taken in to account:

  • your interest in and commitment to the course
  • your academic background and qualifications
  • your professional interests and experience


MPhil / PhD students

Please see the postgraduate research page or contact the Head of School in the area of your personal research. The Head of School can arrange an interview with you and take you through the process of registration.


International / Overseas Applicants

Please complete the relevant application form for your intended course and either email or post it to:

Email: international@stmarys.ac.uk

International Office
St Mary’s University
Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,
Twickenham
TW1 4SX

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • copies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • a copy of your English language requirements (if needed)
  • a copy of your passport
  • two academic or professional references or information on how and when we can expect these to reach us. We have provided a reference request template for you to use if you wish.

If for whatever reason you don’t have these available at the time, you are still welcome to send in an application but we will not be able to fully assess your application or make an offer until we have all of the information required.

Please note: original or official copies of these documents may be requested as part of the process.


Transferring credits from another university

Credit Transfer Procedure (PDF)


Additional information

If you need further information about any of the programmes or need more advice about applying, please contact the Registry Admissions Assistant on 020 8240 4027 or email pgadmit@stmarys.ac.uk.

If you want to discuss the programme in more detail, you should contact the Programme Director/Administrator/Lecturer cited on the programme's Find Out More page.