How to apply

HSMC Postgraduate taught MSc programmes

Apply online

Past experience shows that it is better to pursue simultaneously the linked questions of University admission, finance and release from work (if applicable).

Alternatively, you can request a paper copy of the application form and further information by contacting Kate Vos at HSMC email or Tel: 0121 414 3174.

You should return the application form, together with the required references, to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. When we have received your application form and references, it is possible that you will be called for interview.

At least one of your references should be academic. Even if you studied for your degree or other qualification some time ago, it is very helpful if you can get a reference in respect of that study. Where that is not possible or appropriate, please try to ensure, where possible, that at least one of your referees is in a position to comment on your academic ability and potential.

There is no official closing date for applications but where possible you are advised to apply by the end of July for admission in late September / early October. However, later applications may still be considered if places are available.

Research Degrees

Apply online

Applications are made online via the central university, and an outline research proposal is required as part of the application process. 

Guidance on completing the outline research proposal.

If you meet University entry requirements and the research  proposal falls within our areas of interest we will normally invite you to come to Birmingham for an  interview and further discussion.

For a paper copy of the application form, contact Kate Vos, Postgraduate Programmes Manager, Tel: (0121) 414 3174 or email 



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