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Postgraduate Study


We advise all applicants to apply as early as possible after thoroughly researching our courses, the funding available, and the University as a whole.

Apply by whichever deadline comes first

Applications open in early September and there are two deadlines you need to consider:

  • Course deadline
  • Funding deadline

You must apply by whichever deadline comes first. This will depend on the course you have chosen and your funding status. If your application (including supporting documents) is not submitted by the relevant deadline, it will be withdrawn. All application deadlines are 23:59pm (midnight) UK time on the stated date.

Course deadlines

All courses have a deadline and applications cannot normally be considered after this date.

To find the deadline for your course, and details of which supporting documents need to be submitted at the same time, check your course entry in the course directory

You should not wait until the day of the deadline to submit your application or supporting documents, as there is no guarantee that places will still be available. If a course closes early, the course directory will be updated accordingly.

Occasionally, deadlines for some subjects may be extended, so you might still be able to apply even if the original deadline has passed. You should check the course page for updates. 

Funding deadlines

Funding deadlines vary according to your chosen course and funding source. There are three main funding deadlines that relate to the three academic terms.

Check the course directory to find out which funding deadline applies to you (they appear in the sidebar of every course entry).

See How do I apply for funding? for funding deadline dates and further information.