How to apply
Applications to study for Masters and Research Degrees need to be made directly through the University.
Applying to Study
MBA, MSc and the Graduate Diploma in Agriculture, MSc by Research and PhD
You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. Go to the webpage of the particular course you are interested in and press the ‘apply’ button. This will also give you some supporting information about the application process. Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on 01285 889 912, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend applicants keep a copy of the completed form for their records.
When to Apply
Applications are welcome at any time during the year (the main application period is between November and May). However, as places are limited, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible, in order to ensure that we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. All applications should be made direct to the University on our Application Form.
International applicants requiring a Tier 4 study visa must submit a complete application the latest by 1st August 2017. International applications submitted after that deadline may not be considered for entry in October 2017.
Choice of Course
You will have the opportunity to clarify the most relevant programme for your career intentions, and explore other options, during the application/interview process.
Most full-time courses are available on a part-time basis. When completing the application form, make sure you clearly indicate that you wish to study part-time. If you need any further details call Admissions on 01285 889 912.
Year of Entry
Requests for deferred entry following confirmation will be considered once submitted to the Academic Registrar in writing.
Documents you will need to have when you submit an online application:
- Degree Certificate
- Degree Transcript
- Copy of any UK Visas
- English language certification (if required)
- 2 referees- references
Official translation has to be provided for any original document which is not in English
Applicants need to provide the details of 2 suitable referees with their Application Form. References can be uploaded on the online application or sent directly to the University.
One of the references should be provided by the present (or most recent) College or University tutor who is in a position to comment on past and potential academic ability. As a guideline, this reference should include past academic achievement, expected results in forthcoming examinations, aptitude and suitability for the programme as well as general information on character and achievements in administrative, cultural and sporting activities. Applicants who are or have been in employment should also provide a reference from their current or most recent employer. More details are attached to the application form.
Applicants living in the UK are usually expected to attend for interview before a place is offered. Postgraduate interviews can be arranged at any time during the year, Monday to Friday.
Although applicants from overseas countries are not usually required to attend for interview at the University, they are very welcome to arrange an appointment to visit the University should they be in the UK before the start of their programme.
Offer of Places
Within 10 working days of interview, or receipt of all necessary documentation, acceptable candidates are sent a letter of a place on one or more programmes. This offer will be ‘unconditional’ if they already fulfil the entry requirements or, ‘conditional’ if specific academic standards or work experience is required before the candidate can be accepted. The conditions are usually the attainment of at least the minimum academic standards.
Disabled Persons Policy
The University's decision to offer a place is based solely on academic suitability for the programme and will not discriminate on the grounds of disability or the level of support needed.
These are sent to candidates approximately one month prior to the start of the year. Most courses start on the first Monday in October, but please do check the start date for your course, which will be clearly indicated in the offer letter.
Right to Cancel
The University’s admissions process is subject to the Consumers Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. This means that students have the ‘Right to Cancel’ their application to study within 14 days of accepting their place to study.
For more information on how to cancel your offer, click here.