The Graduate School

Prospective Postgraduate Taught Students

How do I apply for a postgraduate taught Masters course?

  • Application for admission is submitted online through the applications portal. The online system also allows for applications for funding where appropriate. The application portal can be accessed here and You can make multiple applications online.
  • You are advised therefore to check the university website and your relevant School’s web pages for information on deadline dates.
  • In general, there are no closing dates for Postgraduate Taught programmes, but we encourage you to apply as early as possible, especially if you wish to be considered for funding (There are limited funding opportunities for Masters students. Details available here)
  • Some courses will have special application forms and closing dates, please check the guidelines
  • Have a look at the Postgraduate Prospectus, available online here for further information on the courses available.

Am I eligible to apply for a Master's course?

  • Admission to a Master's degree normally requires at least a good second class Honours degree or an equivalent qualification, however other equivalent qualifications may be accepted. 
  • More information about the Admissions process can be accessed here through the Admissions and Access website.

How do I find out about fees?

  • Current International Tuition Fees can be found here
  • Standard Postgraduate Course Tuition Fees can be found here.


The table below provides a summary of the payment options available to students.

Options Notes
Pay tuition fees in full at enrolment Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Direct Debit Minimum of 25% payment at enrolment, followed by 3 further payments (November, December , January)
Combination Sponsor/Balance Payable in full at enrolment
Sponsor Evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other 
official organisation, must be provided at enrolment


Pay Tuition Fees in Full at Enrolment by Credit/Debit Card, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Career Development Loans

Career Development Loans  can be obtained in some cases to cover the costs of postgraduate study. Please contact Connie Craig (Financial Advisor), based within the Student Advice Centre for further details. Connie Craig advises on grants, loans, fees, Support/Hardship Funds, the financial aspects of repeating years and course changes, Social Security Benefits and other general financial issues and can be contacted using the details below:
Telephone: 028 9097 1049

How do I find out about accommodation?

We understand that finding the right type of accommodation is important. We are here to provide advice, help and guidance to students and ensure that your stay at Queen’s University, is comfortable, enjoyable and great value.

To find out more information on accommodation at Queen’s, click here

Willow Walk:

  • Willow Walk is new purpose built accommodation ideally suited to the needs of international and postgraduate students at Queen’s.  It opened in September 2012 and is located in an enclosed development on the perimeter of Elms Village on the Malone Road. 
  • To find out more information about Willow Walk, click here

Private Accommodation:

  • Advice is available in the Students’ Union regarding all aspects of renting accommodation in the private sector, however, the Students' Union and the University recommend that students seek private sector accommodation through 'SU Lets', the letting agency in the Students' Union.
  • To find out more general information about private renting, click here


What facilities are available for postgraduate students?

The Graduate School



How can I meet with other postgraduate students?

There are a number of monthly and annual events held by the Postgraduate Student Centre which we would encourage new students to come along to and meet their peers.

Postgraduate Welcome Week in September and Postgraduate Week in March are also organised by the Graduate School for our incoming and existing postgraduate student cohort. This was in response to the postgraduate student experience survey results which called for the opportunity for students to get connected with their peers across campus.

Other ways to get involved include;