It is the responsibility of Education Committee, through its Graduate Panel and Graduate Admissions Committee, to determine the policy, timetable, and process for the admission of graduate taught students.
Postgraduate taught (PGT) students are admitted in accordance with the general regulations for the degree awarded set out in the Examination Regulations. These should be read in conjunction with the associated special regulations made by individual boards or departments. Divisional Boards and Faculty Boards have the power and responsibility to admit PGT students. In the case of Divisional Boards, this power is delegated to, and responsibility discharged by, departments and other units designated by a Board as a University Admitting Body (UAB).
In the formulation and implementation of its policy and procedures for the admission of graduate taught students, all members of the University must be mindful of the University’s Equality Policy (NEW LINK) and of its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010). These include the requirement to have ‘due regard’ to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Advance equality of opportunity, and
- Foster good relations between people with different ‘protected characteristics’
The University seeks to attract applicants of the highest quality and potential, regardless of background. Decisions on the admission of students will be based on the individual merits of each candidate as assessed against the entry requirements.