The normal minimum requirement for admission to a Master's degree is a Second Class Honours degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland Higher Education Provider or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
Entrance requirements vary by course and you are advised to consult individual course entries.
You may study for a taught Master's degree over a period of not less than one calendar year on a full-time basis, or not less than two calendar years on a part-time basis. In some cases you may be required to register for a Postgraduate Diploma and then be permitted to continue the coursework for the Master's degree if you reach a satisfactory standard in the Postgraduate Diploma.
Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
The University offers postgraduate study for diplomas and certificates in a wide range of subjects. Entrance requirements vary by course and you are advised to consult the individual course entries in this prospectus. It may be possible for you to transfer registration from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Master's degree after the written examination at the end of Diploma coursework or alternatively, after completing the Diploma.
History and Anthropology
Planning, Architecture & Civil Engineering
Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Cyber Security (MSc)
This Master's aims to develop the next generation of industry leaders globally. The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is a GCHQ-accredited Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.
Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology
Our MAs are in Society, Space and Culture and Cultural Heritage and Geographical Information Systems.
Peace and Security
Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (MA)
Students will engage with core theories, concepts, issues and debates within conflict transformation and social justice, against the backdrop of Belfast's post-conflict society.
Sociology and Social Work
BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS (MSC)
This Master's focuses on the understanding and analysis of the huge volumes of data generated by advances in biomedical technology - on cells, tissues and patients - and is at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.
We offer a Master's degree (MTh) in Theology.