Your Master's application
Read our advice on what your application should include, how we assess it and more
We believe higher education is for everyone. That's why, when you apply to join us as a postgraduate, we'll consider your application on its own merits – whatever your academic or professional background.
In this section, we explain how the application process works.
Ready to apply for a Master's or other postgraduate taught programme? View our application checklist to check the relevant application route for your course of interest. Use our online application form, which you'll find in the 'How to apply' section on your course page.
Trying to apply for a research degree? Explore our postgraduate research options.
Courses starting in January 2023
If you are applying from the UK, we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.
The majority of our courses start on 16 January 2023, however some will have earlier/later start dates. Please contact us if you would like confirmation of your course start date.
If you apply after 29 January, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for January 2023 entry.
Courses starting in September 2023
If you are applying from the UK, we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course, on 18 September 2023. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.
If you apply after 1 October, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2023 entry.
If you are an International student and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a study visa, please refer to our Application Deadlines for International Students page.
Are you an International student?
Our application process differs for students applying from outside of the UK. There's much more to consider as an international applicant, such as English language requirements, CAS and visa processes, and varying application deadlines.
Make sure you refer to our international students page to ensure you've got everything covered.