Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Entry requirements

To study online at postgraduate level you must meet our academic and English language requirements.

Entry requirements vary between degree programmes and you should check you have the necessary qualifications before applying. Find the specific entry requirements for your chosen programme in our degree finder.

Find your online degree

General guidance on entry requirements

Academic qualifications

To study online at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).

We may also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience.

Check the specific requirements for your programme before you apply.

Degree finder

International qualifications

If you are applying with qualifications gained outside of the UK, you will find entry requirements on our country-specific pages for international students.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your competence in written and spoken English.

English language requirements

The University offers an Online Pre-sessional English Programme for those who have an English condition to meet as part of their offer of study.

Online Pre-sessional English Programme (OPEP)