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Applicant FAQs

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You can find out how to apply to our online courses or individual modules on our ‘how to apply’ page. Different courses or modules may have different application requirements so it’s important to review and complete the online application with as much information as possible so that our admissions team can review your application fully.

There is a range of things that we ask for in the application, such as personal details, previous study information, and a personal statement. You can start your application via the online portal and save your progress as you go through the application, meaning that you can come back to it as you need to.

It’s good to prepare before working on your application such as by gathering documents (like previous degree certificates and transcripts) as well as drafting your personal statement.

No, there is no fee to submit an application via our applicant portal, The Gateway.

Yes, you can view the status of your application on The Gateway. Details of how to access this are included in your application acknowledgement email.

Yes. However, we may make you a conditional offer to join the course based on the outcome of your undergraduate degree. In this case, we would need to see your final transcript with degree outcome at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Once we have shared our offer with you, you need to accept your place on the course. This can be done via our applicant portal, The Gateway. It is really important that you do this as, without officially accepting your place, you won’t be able to register. You may also need to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer. This will be stated in your offer letter, along with an associated deadline. 

If you receive a conditional offer, you must share evidence that you have met these conditions as soon as possible. Without this being demonstrated you will not be able to register. You can share supporting documentation with us via The Gateway.

You will need to send us an English language test certificate of results which meet the requirements specified in your offer. You can upload a scanned copy of your results on The Gateway. A full list of our accepted English Language tests can be found here.

Your course is taught fully online. The university only provides student visa documentation for international students who need to attend campus for their course. You are welcome to visit the campus but please remember to make your own immigration arrangements.

No. When you accept your place on a programme you are committing to that specific programme. Any other offers you may be holding will be released.

This is available on The Gateway and can be viewed and printed on the 'Progress on your application' screen.

If you are requesting a deferral before you have enrolled on to your programme you can either do this through The Gateway, or by emailing the Postgraduate Admissions Team on

If you are requesting a deferral after you have enrolled onto your programme, this is referred to as an ‘interruption’ and you are strongly advised to discuss the matter in full with the Online Hub.

If you wish to proceed with an interruption you will need to submit an Interruption form via SID. Further information about submitting this can be found here.