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.
Admission to a graduate diploma or taught Masters programme usually requires either a UK upper second-class honours (2:1) or a lower second-class honours (2:2) undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for specific entry requirements.
The comparable qualifications from Germany are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
- Bachelor - 2.5
- Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) - 2.5
- Magister Artium/ Diplom (when studied before 2002) - 2.5
- Erste Staatsprüfung (Primarstufe/Sekundarstufe I) - 2.5
- Erste Staatsprüfung (Jura/ Sekundarstufe II/ Sonderpädagogische Lehrämter)(when studied before 2002) - 2.5
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
- Bachelor - 3.0
- Fachhochschuldiplom/ Diplom (FH) - 3.0
- Magister Artium/ Diplom (when studied before 2002) - 3.0
- Erste Staatsprüfung (Primarstufe/ Sekundarstufe I) - 3.0
- Erste Staatsprüfung (Jura / Sekundarstufe II/ Sonderpädagogische Lehrämter) (when studied before 2002) - 3.0
For a full assessment of your application, please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for degree qualifications already completed. Please include a transcript for any qualifications currently in progress to illustrate the courses/modules being studied and any grades awarded to date.
To choose a course and submit your application, please visit the Postgraduate Coursefinder.
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.