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Postgraduate taught

Application deadlines

Teaching starts for most programmes in late September. We may be able to accept late applications but if it is within a month of your programme you will need to ensure that: 

  • the application is fully completed;
  • any requests for further information are responded to immediately.

2020/21 academic year

Application deadlines for taught programmes

We are accepting applications for 2020/21 start. Whilst we do not have any specific application deadlines, please note that we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to enable time for your application to be considered and time for you to prepare for your start, if successful in gaining a place.

Please note that we cannot guarantee turnaround times for new applications received during peak admissions times such as August and September due to results processing.

Email acknowledgement of receipt of your application. 

Within 2 working days of receipt.

Notification of our decision via email 

We aim to make a decision within 20 working days from receipt of a complete application with all required supporting documents. The decision will be communicated to you by email.

Requesting supporting documents 

Where your application is deemed to be incomplete or additional information is required we will contact you. Please note that if you do not reply, following our third request we will determine that you no longer wish to continue with your application and we will withdraw it. In order to ensure you submit a complete application please see details on supporting documents, this will avoid delays in us dealing with your application.

Deposit payment deadline

As specified in your offer letter. Deposits are required for full-time postgraduate taught programmes.

Accommodation application deadline 

Please contact the Accommodation Office. You must hold a firmly accepted offer before you can apply for accommodation.

Recommended deadline for meeting outstanding offer conditions 

We recommend that you meet any outstanding conditions by 31 August 2020 for programmes beginning September 2020 or 4 weeks before the official start date for all other programmes. However we know that this is not always possible. If you cannot meet the conditions by the start of your programme please get in touch with the admissions team, who will advise of your options to either defer your entry, or if permissible, facilitate an adjusted start date.