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Postgraduate Degree in the United Kingdom

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Study Postgraduate Degree in the UK

Getting a master’s degree in the UK is a great opportunity for international students. One of the main reasons to pursue a master’s degree in the UK is the shorter one-year degree duration, in contrast to the two-year master’s programs in the USA, Canada, and Australia. Additionally, the UK is home to some of the top universities, including 24 Russell Group universities offering high-quality research-based programs.

A student can still bring his family along with him for a master’s degree as long as the degree is research-based or a level 8 qualification.

Undergraduate qualification types:

The common types of Master’s degree in the UK includes:

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Science (MSc)

Master of Research (MRes)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for an postgraduate degree in the UK are added to provide an overview of the necessary grades needed for admission. You can view them by selecting the country name from the list below.


Foundation Year

Successful completion of Kuwaiti Thanamiya Grade 12th with 60% and above. If you plan to take the Health Science foundation Pathway, you may need to have 80% and overall.

Successful completion of 5 O-Levels with grades C and above

Students from American Diploma needs to have minimum 3.5 CGPA

Undergraduate Degree

Successful completion of 3 A-Levels with AAB for most universities. However, university direct UG requirements vary depending on the chosen course.

UK foundation/pathway course with a pass mark of 55% and above.

Successful completion of Diploma from a PAAET Kuwait with GPA 2.50 or above

Postgraduate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree from recognised university in Kuwait with 2.80 CGPA or above.

Students applying for MBA in the UK should have 2 years of work experience


Foundation Year

Successful completion of Pakistani HSSC Grade 12th with 50% and above. If you plan to take Health Science foundation Pathway, you may need to have 55% and overall.

Successful completion of 5 O-Levels with grades C and above completion of Diplomas of Associated Engineer (DAE) with 65% or above. However, students with DAE qualification with higher grades can go for International Year One also.

Undergraduate Degree

Completion of HSSC pre-engineering/ICS/pre-medical with 70% and above.

Successful completion of 3 A-Levels with AAB for most universities. However, university direct UG requirements vary depending on the chosen course.

Postgraduate Degree

Successful completion of 2-year Bachelor’s Degree with 55% or above + 2-year Master’s degree with 60% or above.

4-year Bachelor’s Degree from HEC recognised university in Pakistan with 55% or above.

Study Gaps

Students with study gaps are considered at higher risk for visa refusal, so you will need to provide evidence demonstrating activities during this time. 

However, acceptable study gaps for most UK universities are:

Foundation: up to 2 year
Undergraduate: up to 3 years
Postgraduate: up to 5 years

UK Postgraduate degree intake & deadlines

The UK offers two main intakes in September and January for Master’s degree. Additionally, many universities in the UK also provide May intake

September / October (Fall intake)

Mid January to May

January/February (Winter intake)

June to October

May intake

December to January

UK Universities Master’s Application Process

Almost all UK universities accept direct applications for postgraduate degree courses through an approved agent. All you need to do is to contact JnS Education and we can apply directly to the university for admission.

UK universities Initial tuition fee deposit

International students who are issued an offer of acceptance are required to pay a refundable** tuition fee deposit before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) can be issued. The deposit fee varies from 3,000 GBP to 8,000 GBP. Few universities even charge 50% of the first year tuition fee. 

Below is the list of universities offering a minimum deposit fee for direct entry to UG degree.

University of Brighton


London South Bank University


University of South Wales

50% of first year’s fees

Keele University


Birmingham City University


City University of London


University of Greenwich


University of the Sunderland


Birkbeck University of London


2-Year fast-track degree in the UK

Yes, that’s true. You can complete your undergraduate degree in 2 years, saving both money and time. Two-year Bachelor’s degrees in the UK, also known as Fast-track or accelerated degrees, are similar to 3-year degree courses. You would study the same course content and receive the same qualification upon completing a fast-track degree, which is equally accepted by all employers in the UK

Click to see the list of our partner universities in the UK where you can study a two-year fast-track UG degree.

Documents for UK Master's degree admission

List of mandatory and optional documents needed for Undergraduate degree admission in the UK:

Bachelor’s Degree

O-Level grades or secondary school certificate

2 reference letters

Valid passport copy

English proficiency test (PTE or IELTS UKVI)

Statement of purpose (SOP) or Personal statement

CV or resume (if there is study gap)

Portfolio (for art & design courses)

The documents may vary depending on course requirements

Working in the UK

Working part-time can help manage your living expenses and part of your tuition fee

Master's Degree Requirements

A Letter of Recommendation provided by a third party (such as a lecturer or tutor from a previous university) to the admissions committee to recommend you for admission.

There are different entry requirements for different postgraduate courses in the UK, so check the individual course websites for information on how to apply.

How to apply for a Masters

Applying for a Master’s Degree in the UK requires time and effort. The steps for the application process for a Master’s degree include:

1. Course Selection

Explore the options.

Select a subject.

Search for courses.

Check university entry requirements.

Check application details for selected courses.

2. Applying

You can submit an online application and scan and upload any documents needed such as a copy of your passport and previous Bachelor’s degree certificates. You can apply directly to their selected university. Many universities allow you to submit your applications throughout the year, however, some degree courses have specific deadlines. You should contact your selected university to find out specific details about their graduate application process or visit the university website. For applying through UCAS:

Fill out your UCAS application online.

Get a reference.

Application submission.

For direct applications, visit the university’s website.

2. Tracking

UCAS checks your application and sends it to universities for them to consider.

Receive offer, and check for English language requirements.  For UK universities, you will need to provide proof of advanced English language proficiency. Acceptable language tests are:

PTE Academic

IELTS Academic



Check if the conditions are fulfilled and your place is confirmed.

3. Making Agreements

Arrange finances.

Apply for a student visa

Check university arrival information.

For the best guidance on navigating UK tuition fees and exploring educational opportunities abroad, consider consulting with JnS Education. As a leading study abroad consultant, JnS Education specializes in providing expert advice and support to students aspiring for international education. Trust JnS Education as your best education consultant for free university admission guidance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students enrolled in full-time degree programs can work up to 20 hours in their university term time per week and full-time during their vacation period. After degree completion, international students may be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa, such as the Graduate Route. Whereas students enrolled in part-time courses are not eligible to do any paid or unpaid work in the UK.

After graduating from the UK, you will get 2 to 3 years of poststudy work visa and be eligible to work anywhere in the UK. After successfully securing a job in your desired field, you can extend your work visa and excel in your career.

There are different scholarships available for international students which can cover their tuition fees. However, getting free education at the beginning of your education journey in the UK can be challenging.

Studying in the UK after completing your 12th grade through a pathway program is a great option for Kuwaiti students. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to pursue higher education in the UK after completing your secondary education:

  • Research and Choose a Pathway Program
  • Select Your Course and University
  • Check Eligibility Criteria/Entry Requirements
  • Apply for the Pathway Program
  • Get a Conditional Offer and Visa Application
  • Apply for Your University Degree

By following these steps, you can transition from completing your 12th grade to studying your preferred course at a UK university through a pathway program.

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