Postgraduate study

How To Apply

Information on applying for a postgraduate degree within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Applying online

The university uses an online application system

Apply online

Supporting Documents

Applicants for postgraduate degree study are required to supply several forms of supporting documentation.

Entry Requirements

To study at postgraduate level you should have a first degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience.


Academic references are required to support applications to postgraduate degree study.

Research Proposal

Applicants for research programmes must submit a research proposal demonstrating their knowledge of their chosen field of research, which will be closely scrutinised as part of the decision-making process.

Technical Problems

On rare occasions, technical problems may occur with your online application.

Guidance for referees

Guidance information for individuals providing references for prospective students at the University of Edinburgh.