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How to Apply

Applying for a postgraduate course is easy. Once you’ve found your postgraduate course on our online prospectus, just click the 'Apply Now' button located towards the top of the course page to create your applicant account on our system and start your application. Watch our simple, five step guide video below to get an idea of what the application process look like:

If you have already found a course that you would like to study, you can create an account on our Apply Online system and start your application now.

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If you are unable to apply online, please contact our Student Admissions team for a printed application form. Our team will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about postgraduate study.

You can contact them on 0113 812 3113 or via email at

Please note, if you are applying for Teacher Training (PGCE), MA Social Work, PG Dip Legal Practice, PG Dip Law, or MA Art Psychotherapy, the application process can differ. Further details are available below:

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Apply to the UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Hit the 'Apply Now' button on our online course page and you will be directed to the relevant form.
Plus Icon MA Art Psychotherapy Practice
Apply directly to the Art Therapy Northern Programme. Hit the 'Apply Now' button on our online course page and you will be directed to the relevant form.
Plus Icon MA Social Work
Apply via UCAS. Hit the 'Apply Now' button on our online course page and you will be directed to the relevant form.
For full-time entry to these courses you should apply to the Central Applications Board. Part-time applicants should apply directly to Leeds Beckett via our online prospectus

Entry Requirements

This will vary from course to course. Visit our online prospectus to find out specific entry requirements for your course of interest.

The following information will usually be needed before we can make a decision on your application and is therefore useful to have ready before starting your application:

  • Degree certificate and academic transcripts.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency.
  • A reference to support your application, either academic or professional, a template can be accessed here.


For the majority of our courses there are no fixed application deadlines. However, our courses are popular so it's in your interests to apply as early as possible. Check when your course starts on the online prospectus as many of our postgraduate courses have multiple start dates in September, January, April or May.

After You Submit Your Application

We'll send you an email confirmation with your unique reference number and will process your application as quickly as possible. You should expect a decision within six weeks of applying unless there is a closing date for the course you have applied for, in which case we will normally wait until this date has passed before considering all applications together. In some cases we may request more information, or invite you to an interview.

Types Of Offers You Could Receive

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This means you definitely have a place on your chosen course. If you wish to accept our offer you will need to accept this through your Apply Online account.
Plus Icon Conditional Offer
If you have not met all of the entry requirements yet (you might be waiting to take exams or receive results) we may make you a conditional offer. This offer means we are happy to have you on the course, as long as you achieve the appropriate qualifications.

What Else Is There To Consider?

If we have offered you a place and you choose to accept, there are a few things you will need to think about - the best way to help finance your studies and, if you need accommodation, what the best option is for you.

Online Welcome Service

This will give you all the information you need prior to starting your course. We will invite you to set up an account on this system when you have accepted your place with us.


Plus Icon I am interested in Postgraduate studies and would like to visit the University

If you would like to visit Leeds Beckett to learn more about postgraduate opportunities, then please register for our Open Day.

Plus Icon Do you offer any Postgraduate only accommodation?

We do have quieter blocks for Postgraduate students - please request this on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Plus Icon What qualifications do I need to study a Postgraduate course at Leeds Beckett?

For the majority of postgraduate courses we would require you to have an undergraduate degree, however the entry requirements vary from course to course. All entry requirements for our postgraduate courses can be found on our online prospectus.

Plus Icon When do I apply for a Postgraduate course?

For the majority of Postgraduate courses we do not have a set deadlines as there can be different start times throughout the year. Instead, we will continue to accept applications until the course is full. Therefore we would always recommend applying as early as possible.

Please be aware that some professional qualifications and postgraduate courses in the areas of Health and Education have an application deadline. If you have any questions about application deadlines, please get in contact with a member of the course enquiries team by emailing the Admissions team on or by telephoning 0113 812 3113.

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