applying for postgraduate study

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Everything you need to know

Our application guide will take you through all of the steps involved, from making your application to understanding what types of offer you might receive, it's all in here.

Apply online

Applying for a postgraduate course online is easy - simply click the "Apply now" button on the top of the course page you'd like to apply for.

Applying for your course is quick and easy - watch our five-step guide for everything you need to know.

How to apply Discover postgraduate study

Can't apply online?

If you're unable to apply online, you can contact our Student Admissions team. They'll be able to give you a printed application form and can answer any questions you may have about postgraduate study.

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Entry requirements

This varies from course to course. You'll find your course's specific entry requirements in the online prospectus.

You'll need the following information ready before starting your application:

  • Degree certificate and academic transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • A reference to support your application, either academic or professional, a template can be accessed via the link below


Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.

Check the course details to see when it starts - most of our postgraduate courses have multiple start dates in September, January, April or May.

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After you apply

We'll send you an email to confirm that we've received your application. This email will also contain your unique reference number.

We'll process your application as quickly as possible:

  • You should expect a decision within six weeks
  • If your course has a specific closing date, we'll normally wait until this date has passed
  • In some cases, we may request more information, or invite you to an interview
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Types of offer you could receive

Unconditional offer

This means you definitely have a place on your chosen course. If you wish to accept our offer you will need to accept this through your Apply Online account.

Conditional offer

If you have not met all of the entry requirements yet (you might be waiting to take exams or receive results) we may make you a conditional offer. This offer means we are happy to have you on the course, as long as you achieve the appropriate qualifications.

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Have a question about a course, life on campus or what to expect from postgraduate study? Get in touch with one of our amazing Student Ambassadors and they will be happy to answer all of your questions.
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What else is there to consider?

Once you've accepted an offer, there are a few things you'll need to think about:

  • How to fund your studies
  • Whether you'll need accommodation

Online Welcome Service

Our welcome service will give you all the information you need prior to starting your course. We'll invite you to set up an account on this system when you have accepted your place with us.


alumni discount

To make it easier for our students to continue their studies, we offer a 20% on postgraduate courses for our recent graduates.


take your next steps

If you're almost ready to jump into postgraduate study but still have a few questions to help you decide, we have you covered. There's lots of ways to get in touch -  you can call or email our admissions team, chat to one of our amazing student ambassadors or stay in touch by providing us with a few contact details to get all the latest information about courses, events and student life!