Postgraduate study

Before you apply

Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

Programme choice

Think carefully about your particular goals and which type of degree will best help you achieve them.

Is this the right programme for you?

Think about what you can bring to the programme, what you want from it, and potentially what impact you feel it will have on your future career.

Choosing a postgraduate degree

Can you devote enough of your time to studying?

Most on campus Masters involve 12 months of full time study. If you study part-time - either on-campus on online - it will take you longer to complete the programme. Online learning degrees require you to dedicate between 10-15 hours of research, writing and participation each week.

Online learning technical requirements

Online students must have regular and reliable access to a computer and the internet, and be confident of your technical abilities. 

Online learning 

Entry requirements

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

When to apply

We strongly suggest you apply as early as possible so that we have enough time to process your application. As a general guide we encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry.

Application deadlines

Each programme may operate differing application deadlines based on a number of factors. Find the application deadline for your chosen programme in our degree finder.

Degree finder

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

International students - visas and immigration

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

Some programmes may consider late applications if places available. Information on this will be listed on the degree finder entry for your programme of choice. 

Fees and costs

Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme in our degree finder.

Degree finder

You will be responsible for securing funding to cover all your tuition fees, additional fees and living costs for the duration of your studies. As a guide we provide an estimation of  anticipated living costs.

Estimated living costs

Some of our postgraduate taught degree programmes require a non-refundable tuition fee deposit to be paid by applicants to secure their offer of a place.

Tuition fee deposits

Supporting documents

When you apply, you will need to upload:

  • a transcript with all of your results achieved to date
  • copies of your degree certificate, if you have already completed your qualification, along with a transcript which confirms the final mark
  • 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 we need to make sure the appropriate facilities and expert supervision is available.

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