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Application process

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 2014/15 academic year.

Application stageTimeframe
Application deadline (exceptions apply below)

For programmes that have a limited number of places still available the final date to submit your application for entry in September 2014 entry is 18th September 2014.

Applications for September 2015 entry will open on 6th October 2014.
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 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 Your application will be withdrawn if these documents are not received in this time.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 25 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
31 August 2014 for programmes beginning 23 September 2014.
4 weeks before the official start date for all other programmes.
Freshers' Week/New Student Registration 13-21 September 2014


** You must hold a firmly accepted offer before you can apply for accommodation.