The application process

Most postgraduate programmes start in late September/early October, but you will be informed if the start date of your chosen programme is different.  In general, there are no closing dates for applications, but you are advised to apply early as many of our programmes receive more applications than there are places available. International applicants should also allow time to obtain a visa.

Where there are closing dates for applications, details are given in individual programme entries within our course finder. If you intend to seek financial support, you should contact the school or department for details of deadlines.

All applications for postgraduate study are processed through our Admissions Office and forwarded to the relevant department for consideration. The Admissions Office will write to you to inform you of the decision. The decision will be either:

  • A conditional offer – the offer of a place is subject to you meeting the conditions stated in the offer letter
  • An unconditional offer – you have met all the conditions required for entry
  • We are unable to offer you a place

Your offer

If you are made an offer of a place it will be subject to the terms and conditions of the University. These terms and conditions will be included with the offer and relate to a range of issues, for example the fees payable.

As a condition of an offer of a place you may be required to achieve a particular result in your current studies, undertake a preliminary period of study consisting of selected academic work or technical training, or provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Non-EEA international students will need to consider certain immigration requirements when accepting their offer and when preparing for their student visa application. For further information visit our International Student Advisory Service.