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Applying for Postgraduate Study

We encourage you to apply as early as possible
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You are able to submit an application online for admission to the vast majority of postgraduate programmes (see exceptions below) and also for awards administered by the University.  

The online application should not be used for the courses listed below. Application forms may be requested from the relevant School and/or downloaded from their website.

For further advice please contact:

Admissions and Access Service
Queen’s University Belfast
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5081
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5151

When to apply

In general, there are no closing dates for taught degrees or research programmes (see exceptions below). However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. This is important because a number of our programmes receive more applications than there are places available and arrangements may have to be made for tests, interviews and the collection of references, where required. In addition, international students need to allow time to obtain a visa.

If you are seeking financial support, you should refer to the relevant School’s web page for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for a place should be submitted. Closing dates apply for admission to the programmes listed below.

Courses with special application forms and/or closing dates

Course(s) Closing Date for September 2014 entry Requesting Application Form
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 1 November 2013 Applications for admission in September 2014 should be submitted via the Application Portal as normal.
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies 15 November 2013 Contact the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.
Tel: 028 9097 5667
Psychology - Doctoral Training Programmes Normally mid-February but contact the School of Psychology.
Tel: 028 9097 5445

Pharmacy - Distance Learning courses

Candidates should apply in the normal way but must also read the guidance notes provided by the School of Pharmacy website