How to Apply
Applications for postgraduate study, both full-time and part-time, residential or distance learning, are made direct to the University.
In addition to the personal and academic details required on the application form, you will be asked to submit two references. Ideally these references should be academic but professional or personal (not family) references are acceptable for applicants who have not recently been in education.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second) although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Masters level if satisfactory progress is made.
Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.
Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD)
Visit the Postgraduate Research Degrees section to find out more.
We welcome applications from international students and consider such applications using the same academic criteria as for all other applications. All international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their competence, in both written and spoken English, through a minimum IELTS score of grade 6.5 (or equivalent).
Students with Disabilities
We welcome applications from students with disabilities. Our student support staff are available to discuss your individual situation and work with academic staff to make any necessary, reasonable adjustments to help you get the most from your studies. If you have a disability, we encourage you to come and discuss your needs with us as soon as possible.
When to Apply?
Entry to research degrees and distance learning courses takes place at two points during the year: 1 February and 1 October. Masters courses taught through residential study run only once each year, typically with a start date in late September or very early October, and for these you are advised to apply as early as possible although there is no formal closing date.
If you need any further advice on applying to the University, then please contact our staff in the Registry:
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