Entry requirements

General postgraduate academic entry requirements

To be considered for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University's general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.

Taught Courses

  • Generally, the minimum entry requirement for taught courses (including Master's by Research) is a lower second class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent. However, a number of courses require an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent. 
  • If you do not have a bachelor degree (or equivalent) but have significant and relevant full-time work experience you are welcome to apply for appropriate taught courses (including Master's by Research). In this instance applications will be judged on an individual basis.

Research Degrees

  • If you are applying for a research degree (excluding Master's by Research), you should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent.
  • Non-graduates are not eligible to apply for a research degree.

Please refer to the individual course page for specific programme entrance requirements. As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study.

If you are an international student you will need to ensure that your academic and English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. You can check the comparability of your qualifications with our entry requirements by reviewing the appropriate section link below:

Alternatively you may contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office by email for assistance: postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk