How to apply

Watch the video above and open 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

Apply Online

Full-Time, Part-Time and Distance Learning Programmes

Applications for postgraduate study should be made online via the Postgraduate Admissions Application Portal. 

To make an application, firstly visit our Course Pages and find the details of the course for which you wish to apply.  Once you have found your chosen Course Page, select the “Apply Now” button to start your application. 

The Postgraduate Admissions Application Portal will ask you to provide us with your personal details, confirm your course selection(s) and upload documents in support of your application.  Please have you supporting documents saved in PDF format and ready to upload to your online application.

If you cannot find the specific course for which you wish to apply, or have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office ( for further advice.

PGCE Courses

Please note that all applications for PGCE Teacher Training courses should be made through UCAS.

Short Courses in Information Studies

Please note that applications for Short Courses in Information Studies by distance Learning for continuous professional development purposes should be made via the submission of a completed Short Course Application Form.  Applicants for Short Courses in Information Studies should not apply online via the Postgraduate Admissions Application Portal.  Further information can be found at

Courses Not Listed on Course Pages

Please note that there are several course that may not be currently listed on our Courses Pages.  However, you can still use the Postgraduate Admissions Application Portal to apply for the following programmes.   Please use the following links to apply for these courses.


Course Name

Course Code

Link to Application

Professional Doctorate (DProf) 


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

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.