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Start your postgraduate application

Check that your postgraduate application contains everything we need with our simple-to-follow checklist

Applying for a postgraduate course with us is simple.

You can apply online directly from the webpage for your chosen degree – and for those select courses with a slightly different application route, you'll find details of how to apply at the end of this page.

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 aren't a perfect match for the entry requirements listed – we treat all postgraduate 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.

Application deadline

We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course, on 19 September 2022. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events. 

If you apply after 2 October, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2022 entry. 

If you are an International student and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply by 30 June to avoid disappointment. For applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the deadline for new applications is 30 May 2022.

Courses with different ways to apply

Some courses have a different application process:

How to apply for postgraduate courses

To study a PGCE with us, you'll need to apply directly to UCAS Teacher Training.

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.