You will normally require a bachelor's degree and a high level of English to be admitted. Some courses also have more specific requirements, such as work experience or mathematics. (See our course pages for more detail.)
Some courses have flexible entry options and may admit you to the Postgraduate Certificate in the first instance. (With suitable progress, you will be able to proceed to the MA / MSc awards.)
Several of our master’s courses have a number of entry points per year, so you don’t need to wait to get started with us.
Equivalent to one-third of the requirements of a master's degree. If you complete this successfully, you may be able to progress to the related Postgraduate Diploma with credit for the modules you have passed.
Equivalent to two-thirds of the requirements of a master's degree. If you complete this successfully, you may be able to progress to the related master's degree with credit for the modules you have passed.
How you study
All of our postgraduate courses are designed for you to study by distance learning. You’ll usually receive a complete study pack and access to the world’s top academic journals via our Online Library.
A small number of our master’s courses, including the MSc Professional Accountancy and the Master of Laws, are supported at some of our approved teaching institutions.
Our postgraduate health courses (provided by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) offer Blended Learning. This allows you to study one or two modules on-campus in London.