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Application deadlines and timeline
The table below provides details of deadlines relating to your application and when you can expect to hear from us.
Teaching starts for most programmes in late September. We may be able to accept late applications but if it is close to or after the beginning of September you will need to ensure that:
- the application is fully completed;
- any requests for further information are responded to immediately.
The table below relates to the 2013/14 academic year.
|Application deadline (exceptions apply below)
||If there are spaces available, you can apply up to the start of your programme. If you are applying for a postgraduate taught programme from June onwards, please ensure you check there are spaces available as some programmes fill up much earlier in the year. If you are applying for funding you will need to meet any required deadlines which may be well in advance the start of your studies. There are no specific deadlines for research students, although the majority of students start in October.
Advisory deadline for international students: 10 May 2013 (due to visa processing requirements)
Advisory deadline for home/EU students: 26 July 2013
|Application deadline (Business School)||For Business School programmes, due to demand for places we will be operating a two cycle admissions process for the School's taught Masters programmes.
First Cycle: Applicants should apply by 25 January 2013 to be guaranteed consideration
Second Cycle: Applications received between 26 January 2013 and 15 March 2013 will not be processed until the number of acceptances from the first application cycle is known i.e. after 15 March 2013. Please be aware of the resultant delay in receiving a decision.
Applications received after the 15th March 2013 will be considered subject to availability on a rolling basis.
|Application deadline (College of Humanities)||Advisory deadline for international students: 10 May 2013 (due to visa processing requirements)
Advisory deadline for Home/EU students: 26 July 2013
If there are places available the College will consider applications for September 2013 received by 16th August 2013. Applications that are received or incomplete after this date will be considered for 2014 entry.
|Application deadline (MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine)||To be guaranteed equal consideration applications must be received by 22 February 2013.
Applications received by this date will be assessed for their suitability to study the optional Clinical Aspects of Sports Injury module and if suitable will be contacted by the Sport and Health Sciences department with further information.
Applicants who apply after the 22 February 2013, will be considered for the programme and the Clinical Aspects of Sports Injury module on a rolling basis for as long places on either remain available.
(MSc Conservation and Biodiversity
MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, MSc Applied Ecology)
|Due to the high volume of applications received, completed applications will only be processed on the third Monday of each month. Decisions will be communicated at the end of each month.|
|Email acknowledgement of receipt of your application||Within 2 working days of receipt.|
|Notification of our decision via email. Please note, that hard copy letters are not routinely sent||MSc Mining Geology: This programme holds interviews on specific dates during the application cycle. We aim to make a decision within 20 working days of each interview date. For further information please contact email@example.com.
Taught degrees: We aim to make a decision 20 working days from receipt of required supporting documents. During peak periods, if an application has to be referred to an Academic College or if you apply after the advisory deadlines a decision may take longer.
Research degrees: All applications have to be referred to Academic Colleges for a decision. The Colleges aim to make a decision 8 to 10 weeks depending on supporting documentation required but during peak/teaching vacation periods this may take longer.
|Deadline for all required supporting documents||2 months of your initial application. Please see our Supporting documents section for information on the minimum documentation we need to make an initial decision. Your application will be withdrawn if these documents are not received in this time.|
|Deadline for responding to your offer||As specified in your offer letter.|
|Deposit payment deadline*||As specified in your offer letter.|
|Accommodation application deadline**||Please contact the Accommodation Office|
|Deadline for meeting any outstanding offer conditions||MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management 31st July 2013 for entry in September 2013.
31 August 2013 for programmes beginning 23rd September 2013.
4 weeks before the official start date for all other programmes.
|Freshers Week/New Student Registration||14-22 September 2013|
* Deposits are required for full-time postgraduate taught programmes and the MA Western Esotericism only
** You must hold a firmly accepted offer before you can apply for accommodation.