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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.
Applying for your course is quick and easy - watch our five-step guide for everything you need to know.
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.
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
Types of offer you could receive
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.
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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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.
HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
Student blog | How to prepare for postgraduate study
"Before I started my postgraduate studies, I found it best to split my ‘to-do’ list into 2 sections; mental preparations and physical preparations. Seeing this division meant I was able to focus on key areas of improvement, and most importantly that I didn’t overwhelm myself in the process."
Student blog | How my master's has helped my personal and professional development
"If you work hard, challenge yourself and engage with the degree’s process throughout, whether that's full or part time, you will certainly look back on a great amount of both professional and personal development on completion of your degree."
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!