Courses with a new year intake
Master’s, distance learning, research and Bachelor’s courses starting in January and February
The new year is a great time to set off on the path towards your next qualification – if you're not ready to start a course this autumn, you can start many of our courses in January or February.
Courses with a January or February intake include Master's degrees, top-up Bachelor's degrees, part-time courses and postgraduate research programmes. Most accept international students and you can study many of our courses online by distance learning, giving you the flexibility to study at home without coming to the University.
You can also start any of our work-based Learning at Work degree courses in January.
If you need to find somewhere to live, our Accommodation Office can help you once you've applied.
Browse and apply for courses starting in January and February 2022 below.
Master's courses starting in January
Master's and postgraduate taught courses starting in January and February include full-time and part-time courses.
Details of how to apply are on each course page. Some are available online by distance learning.
If you achieve, or have already achieved, a first class honours degree and accept an offer on a Master's course with us, you could get £3,000 off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship (conditions apply).
Browse postgraduate taught courses
Postgraduate research programmes starting in February
You can start any of our full-time and part-time PhD, MPhil and MD programmes in February or October.
To apply for a postgraduate research course, find the PhD, MPhil or MD degree you want to do. Then contact us to get in touch with a potential supervisor and discuss your research before you apply.
Explore our research subject areas
Distance learning courses starting in January
Study online at a location that suits you, at a time that fits with your schedule and other commitments.
You get interactive digital course material, and streamed lectures and seminars on some courses. Plus access to teaching, support staff and a personal tutor via email, phone and video calls.
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Work-based undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
Our Learning at Work degree courses allow you to get an undergraduate Bachelor's or postgraduate Master's university degree alongside your current job, without going to university full time.
All of these work-based courses start in January and September. Details of how to apply are on each course page.
Undergraduate top-up courses starting in January
Some of our Bachelor's top-up courses are starting in January and February 2023. Details of how to apply are on each course page.
Browse undergraduate top-up courses
January start courses for international students
Most courses with a January and February intake are open to students from outside the UK and EU, but some aren't. If a course isn't open to international students, it will say this on the course page.
Master's and postgraduate taught courses
No matter what you're interested in, we'll help you find a postgraduate degree that meets your needs. We offer Master's degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and certificates, as well as other postgraduate taught courses.
Master's scholarships for new students
You could get a £3,000 discount on your Master's tuition fees. See if you're eligible and find out how to apply.
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