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Postgraduate Admissions


Each candidate is required to:

  • apply by the deadlines advertised and according to the instructions set out in the course entry in the course directory
  • take responsibility for updating information through his or her online Self-Service
  • provide information as requested by the Postgraduate Admissions Office with integrity
  • ensure that the information requested is submitted, and only this information; however, a candidate who wishes to draw attention to any special circumstances affecting, for example, past examination performance, should provide supporting evidence
  • provide evidence of conditions met by the deadlines concerned or inform the Postgraduate Admissions Office of any delay
  • if a candidate for a part-time degree, provide at interview a realistic assessment of his or her ability to sustain the level of commitment to study, given his or her circumstances
  • if admission has been confirmed with a condition outstanding (for example, final transcript for a qualification completed in September), provide evidence of having fulfilled the outstanding condition no later than three weeks after the start of the course
  • apply in good time for English language tests, ATAS clearance, and a visa, if appropriate. Candidates seeking continuation from a masters degree to a PhD are advised that they will have to apply for ATAS clearance for the PhD even if they previously applied for clearance for the masters degree.

In some institutions, candidates for research are expected to have made contact with a prospective supervisor and discussed their intentions prior to making an application. This requirement, where it exists, should be made clear in the admissions literature of the institution.