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Your postgraduate application

Find out how to apply, read our advice on what your application should include, discover how we assess your application and more 

We believe higher education is for everyone. That's why, when you apply to join us as a postgraduate, we'll consider your application on its own merits – whatever your academic or professional background.

In this section, we explain how the application process works.

Ready to apply for a Master's or other postgraduate taught programme? View our application checklist to check the relevant application route for your course of interest. Use our online application form, which you'll find in the 'How to apply' section on your course page

Trying to apply for a research degree? Explore our postgraduate research options.

Application deadline

Courses starting in September 2022

If you are applying from the UK, we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course on 19 September 2022. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.

If you apply after 2 October, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2022 entry.

If you are an International student and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply by 30 June, as some courses may close early due to high demand. For applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the deadline for new applications is 30 May 2022.

Courses starting in January 2023

If you are applying from the UK, we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events.

The majority of our courses start on 16 January 2023, however some will have earlier/later start dates. Please contact us if you would like confirmation of your course start date.

If you apply after 29 January, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for January 2023 entry.