Postgraduate Taught Programme FAQs

How do I apply for a taught master's programme?

The preferred method is using the online application system. Each individual application can be found on the corresponding subject page.

What supporting documentation should I submit with my application?

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcripts from your previous university education showing subjects and grades (which must be translated in English).
  • Proof of English Proficiency (for international non-native English speaking applicants) – either the IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5 or the TOEFL test with a minimum overall score of 237 (computer based test). Please see English Language Requirements for further details.
  • One letter of academic reference (please try and have this available before you apply, or, arrange for it to be sent directly to the postgraduate admissions coordinator as references are not requested on your behalf)
  • A recent curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose

Is there an application deadline?

Find out what deadlines apply to you on our Key Dates and Deadlines pages.

When will my master's programme start?

The masters’ programmes in the School of Engineering and Materials commence in September each year.  Unfortunately there is not a January or February intake for any of the master's programmes that are offered.

Can I apply for a master's if I have results pending?

Yes – you can apply for a master's degree if your results are pending providing you will get your results before August in the year you start your studies.  If your application is successful and you get an offer of a place, any offer you receive will be conditional on your pending results.  As soon as you get your results please send them to the admissions team so that they can update your record and status.

Can I visit or talk to staff before I decide to apply?

Yes – we host open events which you can attend both in person and online. Find out about more about our next event.

You can also contact us at anytime during the year to make an appointment if you wish to speak to a tutor about your intended programme of study.

I am an international student - can I get help with my application?

Yes – you may wish to contact one of our authorised local representatives for help with the online application process. Representatives can help you through the application process step by step and can upload documents and do not charge for their services.  You can find information on your country and contact details of local representatives by visiting the international pages of the Queen Mary website.

Are there any scholarships available?

There are a number of scholarships available; find out more about funding your postgraduate study on the Queen Mary funding pages.

What are the entry grade requirements?

Most of our programmed ask for are a second class or upper second class honours degree or overseas equivalent. You can check the requirements for each course on the course pages

Who do I contact if I have a question?

You can e-mail the post graduate admissions team.