Postgraduate study

How to apply

How to apply for a postgraduate programme.

Start your application

Applications for most of our postgraduate programmes are made online through our degree finder. To apply for a programme, look up your chosen programme in the degree finder.

Degree finder
detail of the apply now section on degree pages

Starting your online application

Once you've found your programme in the degree finder, look for the "Apply" button in the "Applying" section.

Choose the option with your preferred award, study mode and start date, then choose "Apply" to begin your application.

Completing your online application

The application form contains guidance on how to complete each section. Further support for applicants is also available.

Support for applicants

You do not need to complete the application in full; you can save a partially completed application. If you do this, an email will be sent to you that provides a link to allow you to return to the application to complete it.

Once you have submitted your completed application, you will be able to track its progress and accept or decline any offers you receive.

After you apply

Exceptions: when to apply by other means

There are some circumstances where you should not apply using the University's own online application system.

When applications are handled by another university or organisation

If the applications for your chosen programme are handled by an external organisation, institution or professional body you will need to apply using their own online system. (For example, applications for the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes are made through UCAS .)

In these cases, the alternative application route and procedure will always be clearly indicated in the programme information on the degree finder.

Degree finder

When you are unable to use the online application

If you are unable to use our online application system, you may apply by post.

Please contact Student Recruitment & Admissions to request an application form.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

  • Postgraduate enquiries

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