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How to Apply

How to apply

Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

We are introducing a new online application system for students applying for Masters courses with a start date of September 2017 or later (with the exception of applicants applying for a place on the GIS Distance Learning programme who should continue to apply via this link).

(including GIS Distance Learning for January 2017, April 2017 and July 2017 entry points)

If you are unsure which form you need to use, or you experience any difficulties applying online, please email our admissions team.

Whichever form you are using you will be able to login and track the progress of your application at any time.

Please note that if you are an international applicant we strongly advise you to apply no later than the end of May in the year in which you wish to enrol, to ensure you have sufficient time to obtain a visa and prepare for arrival in the UK.

Important update

The Home Office has recently announced a number of changes to the rules regarding which English Language qualifications are deemed to be 'Secure English Language Tests' and therefore useable for Tier 4 student visa purposes.

On 6 April 2015 the list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) was updated and any student taking a test from now on will fall under the new rules.  Crucially only those IELTS tests taken at a UKVI approved centre will qualify as a SELT. A full list of SELTs and the UKVI approved centres can be found here. Please contact admissions for further information.

Supporting documentation:

Please upload the following documents with your online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume
  • Statement of motivation (up to 500 words) outlining why you would like to complete the course, giving consideration to the course modules and detailing any relevant work or volunteer experience.
    For the GIS courses, please detail your GIS skills, including any relevant software you are familiar with.
  • Degree certificate and transcripts showing the modules studied and marks achieved (including the final degree mark)
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency, if required. Please refer to the course pages for more information.
  • Copy of your Passport and any Visas previously obtained.
  • Two academic references. Referees should complete the Referee Report form and post or email it directly to the address below:

Taught Postgraduate Admissions Officer
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel - +44 (0) 113 34 36827
Fax - +44 (0) 113 34 33308
Email: geo-tpg-enq(at)