Gathered Field for MSc Advanced Computer Science

Staged admissions process for international applicants

A staged admissions process is in place for this programme for international applicants. The dates for each stage are given in the table below. 

When you apply for September 2023 entry, your application will be considered with all other applications that have been submitted by  that stage’s deadline.  This enables us to ensure that all applications in a stage are considered fairly and equally.

Each year we see a large volume of high quality applications and as places for these programmes are very competitive, applicants who demonstrate that they are able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

We hope to provide a decision to you by the dates below that correspond with when you made your application, however please be aware we may not be able to communicate a decision to you until the decision dates of Stage 3.  If this is the case, please refrain from contacting us until the Stage 3 decision date (see table below), as we will be unable to provide an earlier decision or update before that date.

Please note applications from Home students are subject to the standard application process and timescale.

Application stages

There are currently three stages of the application process.  Please refer to the table below, for application deadlines, dates for a return of a decision, and deposit deadlines.  (Please note that the deadlines cannot be moved.)

Application stages
 StageApplication deadlineDecision returned to youDeposit deadline

Stage 1

4th November 2022

12th – 16th December 2022

13th January 2023

Stage 2

12th December 2022

20th – 24th February 2023

24th March 2023

Stage 3

27th February 2023

3rd - 6th April 2023

5th May 2023

 Stage 4* 

See below

 TBC

 TBC

* Stage 4 is an open round. This means that if programmes are still open applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Please note programmes may close to applicants at any point through the year.

If you have any questions, please contact pgadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Process

Submit your application via the ‘apply now’ button below on your course page.

When you apply, please ensure that you submit all of your supporting documents including an English language proficiency certificate (if English is not your first language) if you have one already. 

We are unable to consider applications without supporting documentation regarding your academic study, and must adhere to the deadlines stated.  If documentation is not provided, your application may not be considered.

If you are not offered a place during the stage that you applied for, we may consider you as part of the next Stage.  We will contact you regarding this if appropriate.  As mentioned, it may not be possible to provide a final decision to you until the end of Stage 3. 

Further information about how to apply can be found on our 'How to apply' page.

Application Fee

Please note there is an application fee for this programme. Further information on application fees.

Deposit

If you are offered a place, you must accept your offer and pay a deposit of £2,000 by the deadline stated in the table above, and as given in your offer.  Failure to do so may result in your offering being withdrawn. Further information about deposits.