Student Matriculation

Candidates seeking entry to a University of Wales postgraduate scheme of study are required to meet the University's matriculation requirements, usually on the basis of holding a recognised initial degree or its equivalent.


The University may approve the matriculation of candidates to some schemes of study whose relative lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by relevant experience. As described in the Protocol for the Matriculation of Candidates for University of Wales Taught Higher Degrees on the Basis of Relevant Experience each Collaborative Centre is required to establish an admissions committee which will draft a set of scheme specific admission criteria for entry on the basis of experience. Criteria must be approved by the course moderator and evidence of this copied to the Registry before applications for admission on the basis of experience can be accepted.

Collaborative Centres should send completed matriculation application forms to their designated Support Officer prior to the start of the course. Letters will be provided to Collaborative Centres for students who successfully matriculate. Matriculation does not mean that the student is registered with the University. A separate Registration Transfer must be submitted to the University in order to register a cohort of students. See the Student Registration page for instructions on how to register students.