Postgraduate Entry Requirements
The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.
Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor's degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for specific entry requirements.
The comparable Australian qualifications are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
A Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) awarded by a recognised Australian university with ‘second class, upper division’, often called division A or division 1.
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognised Australian university will also be considered if they have achieved an overall 'Distinction' grade.
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
A Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) awarded by a recognised Australian university with ‘second class, lower division’, often called division B or division 2.
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognised Australian university will also be considered if they have achieved an overall 'Credit' grade.
When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.
Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.
On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to email@example.com to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.
INTO Queen's Preparation Courses
If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught Masters and PhD programmes must be made using the University's online application system. There is no application fee to apply for Postgraduate programmes.
All Masters degree programmes at Queen’s begin in September each year.
Postgraduate research programmes can begin at different times throughout the academic year. The start date has to be agreed with your PhD supervisor.
Applications should be submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Portal for admission to the vast majority of postgraduate programmes.
More information on how to apply for postgraduate programmes.