How to apply for a taught postgraduate course

Applying for a postgraduate degree is easy – whether you're new to ARU, or a current undergraduate student who wants to progress to a Masters.

Applying for a course at ARU

You can apply for our postgraduate degree courses online. There's an application link on each full-time and part-time course page.

Once we've received your application, it can take us up to four weeks to consider it, so we suggest applying at least a month before your preferred start date.

If you're interested in applying for a postgraduate research course, please visit our Research admissions page.

Current students

If you're currently studying an undergraduate degree at ARU, you don't need to apply online. Simply complete our short form.

Postgraduate application form for current undergraduate students

International students

If you're an international student, find out how to apply on our International admissions page. Please note that EU students without settled or pre-settled status are now considered international students. See our Information for EU students page for more details.


For most postgraduate courses you’ll need a qualification or experience equivalent to a UK honours degree, usually in a relevant subject area. This varies though, so please check the relevant course page for details.

When assessing your application, we’ll consider:

  • whether your qualifications meet our entry requirements
  • your subject-specific abilities
  • your broader personal, professional and educational experience.