Academic Eligibility – what is MATRICULATION?

All postgraduate students, except those who are already graduates of Aberystwyth University, are required to matriculate before they may be admitted for postgraduate study. Since the 1st October 1998, the Postgraduate Admissions Office has been charged with the responsibility for checking matriculation. In order to matriculate applicants must:

a) have an undergraduate degree from an institution recognised by Aberystwyth University and the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).


b) applicants must have at least 24 months full-time professional experience to matriculate as a mature student prior to the start of the course (for Masters courses, but not PhD programmes).

Please note that applicants, who may be able to matriculate, may not necessarily be able to meet the specific entry requirements for the relevant course, e.g. 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent for research places, 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent for taught Masters, sufficient and relevant work experience for MBA (at least 3 years). In such cases the applicant should consult either the Postgraduate Admissions Office or the relevant Department.