Postgraduates

Everything you need to know about studying as a postgraduate is on our PG site.

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Postgraduates

Studying in a new city or country is a big decision to make, and we understand how important it is to have somewhere to call 'home' during your time with us. Each of our student residences has its own distinctive character and offers you a safe and secure environment in which to live and study.

We guarantee to offer accommodation to all new unaccompanied International postgraduates for the full academic year starting in September as long as you apply by 31 July in your year of entry. Note: You are defined as an international student if you pay international fees.

If you are a research student please see our designated research page for further information.

Why live with us?

We know that postgraduate and PhD students have different needs to undergraduates. With this in mind, our accommodation offers you the following benefits:

  • Dedicated postgraduate accommodation
  • A range of convenient locations
  • Contract lengths to suit you
  • No guarantor required - arranging accommodation with us is easy
  • All-inclusive rents - no extra bills to pay
  • WiFi
  • Postgraduate facilities and support across our campuses - including common rooms, computer access and desk space.

In addition, our rents include contents insurance, we've signed up to the Student Accommodation Code, we offer both maintenance support and in-house Residence Life Teams, and with Estate Patrol on call 24/7 you can be assured that help is at hand.

Family and couples' accommodation

We offer a limited number of rooms and flats for student couples and families.

 

MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management(FAFM)students

If you're joining our MSc FAFM course you will need to arrive to the University before the main academic year begins.

Due to operational requirements very few residences can accept arrivals before the official contract start date.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that your accommodation will be available before Welcome Weekend, and a temporary room is likely to be offered.

There are a limited number of temporary rooms available for early arrivals, all in an off campus self catered residence, in mixed gender flats. We endeavour to group all FAFM students together in temporary accommodation. If your term time room will be available within three days of your arrival date, we will not offer you a temporary room. You will need to seek alternative accommodation until your room is available.

Please remember to tell us on your application form that you will be a FAFM student, and complete an early arrival application form if you need to move in before Arrivals Weekend. Early arrival applications will be accepted from early July 2020 (date to be confirmed).

Please note that, if you do arrive, you will be charged for the additional nights leading up to the official contract start date.

MA International Film Business students

Whilst the university is unable to offer university-owned accommodation if you're joining our MA International Film Business programme, you will find a number of private housing options in and around the city. Please see the information below about what to do:

Private housing

It is likely that the type of accommodation available to you will be a 'homestay' where you share the house with the landlord. These will be listed on the studentpad website as Resident Landlord/Host Family. These pages will help with this search and we will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

To narrow your search you can

  • use the Contract Type? box to select with Short Lets (up to 23 weeks) or Short / Long lets so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.
  • or use the Living arrangement? box to select Resident Landlord/Host Family so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.

You may find that landlords will only consider letting to groups of students and we would recommend using the message board on studentpad to forms groups. Please contact us to be emailed the password to gain access.

You may also wish to refer to our private housing information for more advice including which areas of the City are convenient to the University.

When to look

Purpose-built private halls of residence and shared houses/flats are usually advertised from January onwards for the next academic year.

If you are considering living with a Resident Landlord/Host Family or in a self-contained flat, you will find that this type of accommodation is only advertised 6-8 weeks before the start of the academic year so you may need to delay looking for this type of accommodation until early part of the summer before you want to move in.

Here to help

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact Guild Advice who can guide you through this process.

If you need any help or advice on other possible sources of accommodation about private housing please contact the Accommodation Office Team.

MA Curation: Art and Business students

Whilst the university is unable to offer university-owned accommodation if you're joining our MA Curation: Art and Business programme, you will find a number of private housing options in and around the city. Please see the information below about what to do:

Private housing

It is likely that the type of accommodation available to you will be a 'homestay' where you share the house with the landlord. These will be listed on the studentpad website as Resident Landlord/Host Family. These pages will help with this search and we will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

To narrow your search you can

  • use the Contract Type? box to select with Short Lets (up to 23 weeks) or Short / Long lets so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.
  • or use the Living arrangement? box to select Resident Landlord/Host Family so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.

You may find that landlords will only consider letting to groups of students and we would recommend using the message board on studentpad to forms groups. Please contact us to be emailed the password to gain access.

You may also wish to refer to our private housing information for more advice including which areas of the City are convenient to the University.

When to look

Purpose-built private halls of residence and shared houses/flats are usually advertised from January onwards for the next academic year.

If you are considering living with a Resident Landlord/Host Family or in a self-contained flat, you will find that this type of accommodation is only advertised 6-8 weeks before the start of the academic year so you may need to delay looking for this type of accommodation until early part of the summer before you want to move in.

Here to help

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact Guild Advice who can guide you through this process.

If you need any help or advice on other possible sources of accommodation about private housing please contact the Accommodation Office Team.