All taught masters and research programmes with taught modules start in September.
When to apply
You can apply up to one year before the beginning of your intended programme of study. Early application is strongly advised, particularly if you are applying for a scholarship as many have an early closing date (December / January / February) and most scholarships require you to be holding an offer in order to be considered for funding.
Note: Although a scholarship deadline has passed, many programmes will continue to accept self-funded applications. Please check our Academic Schools' and Scholarships webpages for scholarship deadlines and further guidance.
The majority of programmes do not have a closing date, however we would suggest submitting an application as soon as possible, for programmes starting in September, to allow sufficient time to process our decision and, importantly, for obtaining visas and organising travel arrangements, if applicable.
Decisions can take around 4 - 6 weeks once all supporting documents and references have been received and the application is complete.
Note: Some programmes are now closed for September 2013 entry - for full details please refer to the closed applications list on the Application Forms page.
Before you apply
- Please check that you meet our general faculty entry requirements before you apply. Further information on entry requirements for specific programmes can be found in School Subject Leaflets or on the appropriate Academic School web pages. If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements please check with the appropriate School's Postgraduate Secretary or contact the Postgaduate Recruitment Team.
- Gather together your supporting documents and arrange referees. Please note that applications will not be considered complete, and therefore considered by a selection panel, until all supporting documents are received.
- Applicants to taught masters programmes are strongly advised to read the Online Application Guidance Notes (Word, 37 KB) before completing an application form
- Research applicants only: - as a prospective PhD student, you apply to work with an individual supervisor or supervisory team within a School or Institutes, not to a programme of study. It is therefore important that you look at the list of staff research interests and ensure that your project matches an existing area of research within the School/Institute. If you are unable to identify a possible supervisor, please contact the School's Postgraduate Secretary directly who will happily advise and direct you to the most appropriate academic.
How to apply
Complete the relevant application for your chosen programme.