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Apply for courses starting in September 2017

Submit an application form online and provide supporting documents.

Application guidance

Please check the specific entry requirements for the course as specified on the course page and provide the following supporting documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resume
  • Degree transcripts
    Please provide a transcript of your degree(s). If you have not yet completed your degree please provide a transcript of your results achieved to date.
    If your degree was from a UK university, please upload a transcript of your marks for each year. 
    If your degree was from an overseas institution, you should supply a transcript of your marks for each year of your studies and a copy of your degree certificate together with a certified translation if the document is not in English. 
    All certificates and transcripts need to be scanned colour copies, and need to be signed and stamped by the University and on letter headed paper. If the document is not in English it needs to be translated either by the University, or a professional translation service.
    Please note that original documentation will be required before you enrol. International applicants are also advised to include high school transcripts.
  • References
    Please provide the contact details of two referees on your application, at least one reference must be from an academic referee who is in a position to comment on the standard of your academic work and suitability for postgraduate level study. Where appropriate, a second referee can provide comment on your professional experience.
    Your academic referee(s) may already have provided you with a reference that you can use to support any application for study or research that you make. We call these ‘open’ references. Open references will normally only be accepted if they are written on headed paper, provided as a colour copy of the original, and provide the referee’s work contact details. If you have open references, please upload these at the time of application.
    If you do not have open reference, we will contact your referee(s) via email to supply a reference, preferably electronically. Please note, we can only accept references provided by email if it is sent from a university or company email address. References from a personal email address such as 'Yahoo' or 'Hotmail' are not acceptable.
    Your referee(s) can also supply a paper reference in response to the reference request email your referee will receive. Paper reference forms should be endorsed by an appropriate institution/company stamp or on official institution/company letterhead, and should be provided as a scanned colour copy of the original.
  • Statement of purpose 
    Your statement of purpose should explain why you want to study your chosen programme and how it will help your life and career. This should typically be one side of A4 paper.
  • IELTS/TOEFL certificate (if applicable)
    International applicants should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof. We require the official IELTS or TOEFL score report. Any other certificates need to be originals which are signed and stamped.