Start your Master's application
Make sure you include all we need with our checklist.
Applying for a Master's course with us is simple.
You can apply online directly from the webpage for your chosen degree – and for select courses with a different application routes, you'll find details of how to apply below.
If you have any questions or need help along the way, please contact our Admissions Team.
Your application checklist
- Check the entry requirements on your chosen course page to see if you’re eligible, and whether there are any pre-requisites for joining us. Don't panic if you're not a perfect match for the entry requirements listed – we treat all Master's applications on their own merits, so if your experience is relevant, we still want to hear from you.
- If English isn't your first language, make sure you meet our English language requirements of IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. If you're short of the necessary standard, don't worry, you can do an English course with us to boost your English before starting your studies.
- Gather supporting evidence for your application. We currently ask for 2 references, and your proof of your academic qualifications. You'll also need to write a personal statement.
- When all that's done, you can submit your application – you'll find an 'Apply Now' link on the webpage for your chosen degree course. Once we've confirmed we've received it, we'll get back to you with a decision within 10 working days.
Courses with different ways to apply
To study a PGCE with us, you'll need to apply directly to the Department for Education (DfE).
To apply for these courses, you need to first contact the Learning at Work department to discuss your work objectives so they can tailor the course to your and your employer's needs.
You should make your application for MSc Social Work course directly to UCAS.
To make an application to an MRes course, you can apply online.
Additionally, you'll need to include a brief research proposal outlining your area of interest.
We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of your course. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.
Courses starting in January 2024
The majority of our courses start on 15 January 2024, 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 26 January, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for January 2024 entry.
Courses starting in September 2024
The majority of courses start on 16 September 2024, 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 30 September, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2024 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.