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Social Sciences: Ageing/GerontologyPart of Social SciencesPostgraduate study

How to Apply (Postgraduate)

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.

Find out more about how to apply for a postgraduate taught degree

Apply on-line at As well as completing the application form on-line, applicants should upload documents  as part of their application. These documents should preferably be in PDF format and must include:

- academic transcript
- degree certificate
- English language certificate (IELTS or equivalent) except those from English exempt countries*
- CV and personal statement
- two reference letters

Please Note: If at the time of application you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree or met our English language requirements, we will still be able to make you a conditional offer.

Reply to offer

When you receive your conditional or unconditional offer, you will need to accept or decline this offer online via your Web for Admissions account. It is important for you to do this as soon as you decide to accept our offer. This is because:

* we can expect your arrival and keep you informed of the activities organised for new students, such as international induction programme update, international welcome party, etc
* you will be authorised to access services such as accommodation booking, meet and greet booking, etc.


All successful applicants for full-time taught programmes need to pay a deposit to secure their place within 30 days of accepting of the University's offer (UK/EU students: £250; overseas students: £1,000). Your deposit will only be refunded, normally after enrolment, if you have failed to satisfy the conditions of the offer or if you have been refused a visa. When you enrol on your programme, your deposit will be offset against your tuition fees.

A deposit is NOT required from students sponsored by their government or other official body. Please supply a letter on their headed notepaper confirming that they will pay your tuition fees.

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