UK standard academic entry requirements

Most postgraduate degree courses will require you to hold an undergraduate degree from a UK institution. 

While each course has its own specific entry requirements listed on all course pages, there may also be additional academic requirements for admission onto some postgraduate degree courses.

Literacy & numeracy

For certain subjects (e.g. PGDE Education), in addition to holding a degree qualification, applicants are expected to demonstrate good levels of literacy and numeracy. High school passes in English or Mathematics may be required.

EU & International (non-EU) academic entry requirements

We welcome applications from EU and international (non-EU) students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Academic requirements:

International applicants will need an equivalent qualification to those advertised on each degree in order to apply to UWS. Equivalences can be found using the UK National Recognition Information Centre.

If you are an applicant from an EU country and would like to apply outside the Erasmus Programme agreement, please contact for information about the relevant qualifications required.

If you are an international applicant from a non-EU country, please download our Non-EU Entry Requirements document (below) to view country-specific entry requirement information.

English language requirements:

All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of:

  • Native speakers of English
  • Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise)
  • non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification)


Find out more about English language requirements.