How to apply

Watch the video (above) and click the tabs (below) to find out more about applying for Postgraduate study.

Before You Apply

Reading and understanding this information carefully means that your application to Aberystwyth should be a smooth process.
Please get in contact with the Postgraduate Admissions Office if you have any questions about how to submit your application or what our Entrance Requirements are.  

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Apply Online

Applying online for a postgraduate degree is a fast and easy way to provide all the information our admissions staff need in order to consider your application. You can use our  Postgraduate Application Portal for research degrees and most taught master's degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates and professional courses at Aberystwyth, even if you are applying to study full-time, part-time or for distance learning. Try to have your documents saved as pdf files ready to attach to your on-line application or if submitting via e-mail afterwards. 

Our postgraduate programmes will be listed on our Courses pages. If you cannot find your particular course there, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office.There are several courses that we deal with that may not be listed on our Courses pages. However, you can still use the Postgraduate Application Portal to apply for the following:

Course nameCourse CodeNotes

BSc Information & Library Studies



See Course page

Use the Postgraduate Application Portal. Do not apply via UCAS.

Short Courses in Information Management, Libraries and Archives


PG Modules: P194D

UG Modules: P110D

Please see our portfolio of modules

For a PG module, insert NQPG (non-qualification postgraduate) for Qualification in the application portal

Similarly, for a UG module, insert NQUG.

DProf programme

Business/Management: N1221

Biological, Environmental & Rural Science (incl. Sports Science): C1221

Computer Science: G1221

International Politics: L1221

Law: M1221

Information Management/Archives: P1221

Education: X1221

Programme information

Please select DProf as the qualification when applying on the application portal. The Course Code depends on the subject area that you wish to investigate during the research element of the DProf programme. Our current list may be expanded to other subject areas. 


Please note that applications for PGCE Teacher Training positions are made through the UCAS Teacher Training website.

Teacher Training (PGCE) Applications

Applications for PGCE Teacher Training courses at Aberystwyth University are made through UCAS application system. To find out more visit their dedicated page for teacher training applications

Apply Offline

If you prefer to apply by post or email, or wish to apply for a programme for which it is compulsory to apply offline then please refer to the guidelines below.  If submitting via e-mail, please try to attach documents as separate pdf files. 

Applying on paper (by post or email)


Please note that applications for PGCE Teacher Training positions are made through the UCAS Teacher Training website.

After you apply

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have applied on-line, you will also receive acknowledgement by e-mail.

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