Here, you’ll get an insight into the application process, and what to do once you’re ready to make your application.
How to use the online application form
Here’s some key information about the application form to keep in mind while you're completing it:
- You don't need to complete your application in one session - you can save it and return to it later. You'll get an email with a link to continue your application
- When you've completed a page, click on the proceed button at the base of the form
- If you need to return to a previous page, click on the save button first
- If you need to exit at any point, save your progress by clicking on the save button
- Save your progress regularly, as the form will time out if there has been no activity on the page for four hours. You'll then be asked to re-enter your log in details to continue with your application
- Refer to the help text at each section of the application if you need guidance about a particular section of the process.
What to expect
We will typically be in touch within five days of your application submission. Here's what will happen once you have submitted your application:
1. Application review
When we receive your application we will:
- Check your qualifications against the minimum entry criteria
- Check your references, once they've been submitted
- Review your personal statement
- Check your evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable.
If you want to find out what we'll be looking for in your personal statement, find out here.
2. Extra information
For some courses, you need to provide examples of your work or attend an interview. If this is the case, we’ll get in touch to arrange this with you. You can find out if this applies to your course on the course page on our website.
3. Application outcome
We’ll let you know the outcome of your application by email. There are three possible outcomes:
- Unconditional (meaning we don't need anything else from you)
- Conditional (meaning you'll need to provide us with some more information)
4. Your response
You can accept your offer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If your offer is conditional and you need to submit any extra information, like your degree certificate or a reference, you should do this as soon as possible.
Interviews and Portfolios
Some of our postgraduate courses require you to attend an interview, or submit extra information or examples of your work. If this is the case, someone will be in touch to arrange this with you. You can find out if this applies to your course on the relevant course page on the website.
Here are some of examples of courses which require an interview:
- MSc Creative Advertising
- MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology
- MSc Data Science
Interview formats will vary by course, and can range from group interviews and discussions to a quick chat one-on-one with your programme leader. You will be given this information by email.
Here are some examples of courses which require a portfolio or additional work:
- MA Creative Writing
- MA Motion Graphics
- MFA Advanced Film Practice
What you are asked to present and in what format will vary by course. You might be asked to submit your work digitally, or in some cases you will be asked to bring a portfolio with you to an interview. You will be given this information by email.
If you're an international student...
If you're not in the country, Skype interviews can often be arranged by email after you have received your invitation.