Personal Statement Examples Ukpass

If you are a prospective postgraduate student and want to study a taught Masters degree or Masters by Research (MRes) degree offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences you will need to apply through UKPASS.

You will also need to apply through UKPASS if you wish to study on the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s MSc Applied Clinical Nutrition, MSc Public Health Nutrition, MSc Nursing pathways, MA Social Work or the Faculty of Education’s MA Educational Enquiry and Professional Learning.

UKPASS is an organisation, established in 2007 and run by UCAS, that handles applications for many postgraduate courses. The aim of UKPASS is to provide a simple and efficient online application process for prospective postgraduate students.

How to Apply

Applications are made online at

To start the application process, you will submit your contact details and choose a unique password on the UKPASS website. The system will then generate a username which you will need in order to login to your application.

The process to complete the online application form requires you to detail your employment history, qualifications and personal details, then complete a personal statement. Once completed and submitted, your application will be sent to us for consideration. There is no fee to apply to Edge Hill University via UKPASS.


You will need to apply through UKPASS, using the relevant course code, if you want to study on any of the following programmes:

Although there isn’t a deadline for applications through UKPASS, you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Further Information

For more details about the application process or to apply for a course, visit

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To register and apply for postgraduate courses, you will need to provide:

  • Your personal details including your qualifications.
  • A reference or contact details for a referee (someone, such as a lecturer or tutor, who can confirm your ability to do the course).
  • A personal statement – where you explain why you want to do this course – and the skills, life experiences and achievements that make you suitable.

Different postgraduate courses in the UK have different entry requirements, so check the individual course websites for instructions on how to apply.  

Many postgraduate courses do not have a fixed application deadline, so you can apply as soon as you decide that you want to study on a UK course. However, it is always best to apply early to make sure you have the best chance of being accepted. 

Direct applications

Many UK universities handle their own postgraduate applications and you can often apply directly through their website. You can check the course information for instructions on how to apply.


Some courses now use the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS) scheme. This makes the process very easy, as you can apply for up to ten postgraduate courses through one simple application. 

You can apply using the UKPASS service at any time as there are no deadlines. However, your preferred universities and colleges may have their own closing dates, so you'll need to check with them before you apply.

Find out more at the UKPASS website.


UCAS Conservatoires is a separate application system for some music, dance and drama courses, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can find more information and apply online at UCAS Conservatoires.

Teacher training

UCAS also operates an application system for graduates who want to take postgraduate teacher training courses. Find out more and apply online at the UCAS Teacher Training website.

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