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How to Apply

How to apply

Please submit your 2018 application through our online application system

(including applications for 2018 GIS Distance Learning and pre-sessional language courses).

The Application Portal will allow you to login and track the progress of your application at any time.


You will need to upload the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Copy of your degree Certificate and Transcript with module breakdown and final degree classification (or, if you are yet to complete your degree, please upload evidence of your marks to date). You should also include a copy of your University grading system, this can usually be found on the back of the transcript. If your documents are not in English, we will require a certified translation.
  • Copy of your CV / Resume. 
  • Statement of Motivation (200 to 400 Words) outlining your reasons for applying for your chosen course (see the FAQ link to the left for details). This can be written in the application in the Statement section however, we would prefer you to upload a separate document if possible. 
  • Please enter contact details for 2 academic referees. We will only contact referees if we feel that we need references to support your application. If you have substantial, relevant work experience you may send employer contact details instead. 

Documents should be emailed or uploaded in JPG, PDF or Word format.

NB - Please ensure the filename you use to save your documents does not include any of the following characters:

. “ # % * : < > ? / \ & { } _

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please email our admissions team


Faculty Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

Entry Admissions Policy  


Application Process

How the application process works: 

  • When you submit your application you will receive an acknowledgement through the portal.
  • Admissions staff will review your application and request any documents or information required to make a decision. (Please note that this can take 4-6 weeks in busy periods. If you intend to apply for any scholarships you should do so at least 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline).
  • When your application is complete it will be considered and a decision will be communicated to you via the portal.
  • If you are offered a place you will be able to view and print your offer letter via the portal. If your offer is unconditional a hard copy will also be sent to you by post. 

You do not have to wait until your final undergraduate degree or English language results are available before applying, as we will normally make an offer which is conditional on achieving the required grades.

Early application is recommended, particularly for international students and those seeking scholarships.  The earlier you begin the process, the better, and the more time you will have to make other important arrangements such as visas, travel and accommodation.  (Masters programmes start in the third week of September).

Applicants with disabilities

The University actively encourages applications from people with disabilities and provides a high level of support. If you are considering applying and would like to discuss your support needs please contact the University’s Disabled Students' Assessment and Support, Tel: 0113 343 3927.