At postgraduate level you will be joining an active and vibrant community of people from all kinds of backgrounds. We offer a wide range of both taught and research-based postgraduate courses, and our academic staff are extremely active in research projects and publishing their work here in the UK, and internationally.

Whether you are progressing into postgraduate study after graduating from one of our undergraduate degrees, or joining us as a new student, we are ready to help you succeed.

How to apply for postgraduate study

The great news is that applying for a postgraduate degree course with us at Canterbury Christ Church University is easy! It is a good idea to understand the process, though, so you can find out everything you need to know right here, or visit the applying section of the website.

We recommend that, given the current global situation, you look at our Coronavirus advice and guidance pages. These are updated regularly as national and international advice changes. 

We accept a range of qualifications from all over the world. These requirements do vary from country-to-country, so it’s important that you know what qualifications you need.

To find out the postgraduate entry requirements for your country, just visit the Your Country page.

Our postgraduate taught opportunities are delivered by outstanding academics; we pride ourselves on our excellence in teaching, and have been awarded TEF Silver which demonstrates this. Applying for one of our taught postgraduate programmes is easy and for most courses you will simply apply directly with us by following the application link on your chosen course page.

There are three exceptions in the postgraduate application process. These courses are applied for through UCAS - the universities and colleges admissions service.

  • MA Social Work apply via UCAS 
  • MSc Nursing (Adult) and MSc Nursing (Mental Health) apply via UCAS (subject to discussion)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – apply via UCAS Teacher Training 

Remember, you can contact our Admissions Team if you need help on: pgadmissions@canterbury.ac.uk or +44 (0)1227 925 555. 

Applying for a research degree with us at Canterbury Christ Church University is a more involved process than a taught postgraduate course. All applications are managed by our Postgraduate Admissions Team who are trained specialists and can offer you the best guidance and advice. Visit our postgraduate research section for application instructions.

Support for International postgraduate students

We have a team of people who are here to help you. Whether you are at the early stage of trying to decide whether Christ Church is right for you, already studying here, or finishing your undergraduate degree and looking to progress onto a postgraduate course, our Student Support team is always available.

We will support you every step of the way, from help with visas and the English language to making sure you feel safe and happy as you study with us.

The Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers are a team that offer support, advice and guidance on a wide range of personal, financial and academic matters.

First and foremost, visit our International Student Fees and Funding section of the website where can find out if you’re eligible for fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships. You can also speak to a Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser about any financial concerns you might have. 

Want to work while you study in the UK? If you are eligible to work, Unitemps can help you find it. We can also offer you advice on your future career. 

You will be able to access facilities including a Canterbury-based chapel, Muslim Prayer room, a Buddhist Meditation Room and quiet rooms at both Canterbury and Medway campuses. Each of these is supported and supervised by our Chaplaincy team.

English is not my first language

To prepare you for study with us in the UK we have three different options available. These depend on your qualification level in English or personal requirements before starting your main degree course. In each case, you will learn in a welcoming environment, supported by our tutors and with access to our fantastic campus facilities in the historic and cosmopolitan city of Canterbury.

Our International Foundation Year is designed to fully prepare you for undergraduate degree-level study. There are two possible versions of this course depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

You can find out all about our International Foundation Year course options here.