Postgraduate study

Before you apply

Before you apply, you should make sure you meet the entrance requirements of your chosen degree, and contact us to discuss your proposed programme of study.

Entry requirements

To study at postgraduate level, you will need to meet our academic and English language entry requirements.

When to apply

You may apply at any time, however, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible so that we have enough time to process your application.

Application deadlines

Some high-demand programmes have specific application deadlines, which are published alongside the programme information in the degree finder.

Degree finder

If you will require a visa then you apply should apply even earlier than this, to allow time for the visa application process. Further information on visas and immigration can be found on the International Office website.

International students - visas and immigration

Similarly, if you are applying for financial support you will need to be aware of the relevant funding deadlines.


You may need to have an offer in place from the University before you can be considered for some sources of funding, but you don't need to wait for examination results or the outcome of scholarship applications before you apply for your programme of study.

Scholarships and loans

We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.

Supporting documents

When you apply, you will need to upload:

  • a transcript with all of your results achieved to date
  • copies of your degree/diploma certificate, if you have already completed your qualification
  • references, if these are required for the application to your chosen programme
  • evidence of your competence in written and spoken English, if English is not your first language
  • certified translations, if your original documents are not in English
  • a research proposal, if this is required for the application to your chosen programme

To make sure your application is processed in the fastest possible time, you should upload your supporting documents along with your application. We can't make a decision on your application until we have received all your relevant documents.

Find out more about references, certified translations and research proposals:

Contacting us

If you wish to discuss your proposed programme and any special conditions that may apply to your studies, please use the degree finder to find the contact details for your chosen programme

This is particularly important if you are interested in research because the School needs to make sure it has the appropriate facilities and expert supervision available.

Use our degree finder to read the programme description and to find contact details.