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    Direct applications

    We judge all candidates on their individual merits.

    The minimum requirement for postgraduate courses is usually an honours degree (at least a 2:2 or equivalent) or HND with relevant experience, or equivalent (please check the individual course pages for exact requirements). These requirements may be relaxed if you have a cognate degree or are a non-graduate with extensive, relevant professional experience*.

    *Which demonstrates the outcomes that a bachelor's degree with honours would have, as stipulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2008.

    Before you apply

    You will need to have all of the following items ready to upload as part of the online application process:

    • Qualifications and transcripts
    • Personal statement
    • We will require the contact details of two people who are able to provide you with a reference. One should be someone who has worked with you most recently in either an academic or professional capacity. Please ensure that they are happy to do this for you. We will only contact them if we have any concerns around your application. By providing their details you are giving your consent for them to be contacted

    PLUS for international students only:

    Applications for September 2024 entry are now open. 


    Finding and applying for a postgraduate degree is straightforward with our online system. You can:

    • Apply online in your own time - you can complete the form in stages until the closing date.
    • Be sure your application has been received - we'll email you confirmation.

    September entry

    Deadlines for applications for 2024 entry (unless otherwise stated): 

    • UK and Irish citizen applicants: 10 September 2024
    • International applications for postgraduate courses: 31 May 2024
    • International MRes applications for postgraduate courses: 30 April 2024
    • All Advanced Veterinary Nursing courses: 31 July 2024

    Offer condition deadlines (unless otherwise stated):

    • UK and Irish citizen applicants' deadline to meet any conditions: 15 September 2024
    • International applicants' deadline to meet any conditions: 30 June 2024
    • MRes Courses, International applicants' deadline to meet any conditions: 31 May 2024

    Start your application

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    We cannot offer scholarships or bursaries to international students directly so please be aware of this before making an application.

    To find out more about scholarships you might be eligible for, visit our scholarships information section.

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