Our selected admissions process

Our admissions process enables us to select students based on academic merit and experience.

A staged admissions process is in place for some of our programmes that receive the highest number of applications. This means that when you apply for one of our programmes below, your application will be considered with all others that have been submitted before that deadline. Therefore you might not hear from us with details of your offer until a few weeks after the deadline has been reached. This enables us to ensure that all applications are considered fairly and equally.

Each year we see a high volume of high quality applications and as places for these programmes are competitive, applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements and have studied at high ranking institutions will be given preference.

For September 2020 entry, the programmes which have a staged admissions process are:


Submit your application via the ‘apply now’ button on the relevant coursefinder page. You will be required to pay a £50 non-refundable application fee at this stage.

Please ensure that you submit all of your supporting documents. If you do not supply all of the required documentation at the point of submitting your application this may result in your application being delayed or unsuccessful. Further information about how to apply can be found on our 'How to apply' page.


We have a number of deadlines available but we would recommend that as places are subject to availability, you apply early to avoid disappointment. We cannot guarantee that if you apply at one of the later stages that places will be available on your programme of choice. Applications received after 26 June 2020 will only be for applicants who do not require a visa to study in the UK.


Applications received by:

Decisions returned by:


19 December 2019

10 – 14 February


28 February 2020

30 March – 2 April


20 April 2020

18 – 22 June


26 June 2020

13 July

You will hear from us with a decision on your application by the dates in the table above. If you have not heard from our admissions team by this time please contact pgadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk


If you are offered a place, you must accept your offer and pay a deposit of £2,000 within four weeks of the offer being issued.  Failure to do so may result in your offering being withdrawn.