Follow the steps below for a guide to the postgraduate application process.
1. Choose your course or research area
- Look for a taught course or research area on Course Finder
- Check whether there is an application deadline
- Make sure you meet all the entry requirements
- Check the fees
(they vary depending on course) and living
- (Research only) Contact the relevant School to discuss your research proposal
Please note that funded research projects have their own application instructions that may differ from the standard postgraduate process.
2. Gather supporting documents
You will need to provide:
- Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English
translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed
on your application form)
- Two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor)
– download and fill out our Referee
- Personal statement
proposal (for research students who are not applying for listed projects)
- English Language certificates (for applicants whose first language is
not English) – see our English
Documents can be uploaded as Word documents (.doc or .docx), PDFs or Jpeg images (.jpeg or .jpg). The maximum file size is 1,024Kb.
If you don’t yet have all the evidence required, you can still apply and upload your supporting documents when they become available.
3. Look into potential funding options
Visit our postgraduate funding pages to see what’s available. You cannot normally apply for funding until you have an offer to study, so it's important to apply for your chosen programme as early as possible to make time for funding applications.
Apply through SIMS: Online Application Service:
Apply online now
Track your application
After you've submitted your application, we'll email you a username and password
so you can track the progress of your application.
What if I can’t apply online?
The quickest and easiest way to apply
is online, but you can also
apply by post if necessary.
You’ll receive an email and letter from the Academic Registry confirming
When will I receive a decision on my application?
Most applicants hear back from us within four weeks. For some courses decisions
are made more quickly, although applications for research degrees can take
This means you have been offered a place - congratulations! Now all you need to do is accept the offer.
This means you have been offered a place, but something is missing from
your application – most likely one of your supporting documents or you are
still to complete one of the qualifications required in order to gain admission
to the University. Your offer letter will clearly state what evidence needs
to be supplied. Once we have everything, your offer will change to Unconditional.
What if I was unsuccessful?
You can request
feedback on your application.
You can accept your offer: