How to apply
To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.
Apply on-line at www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate. 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.
*If you are a national of any of the following countries, you will not be required to provide evidence of an English language test:
Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (if education has been through the medium of English), Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Heard Island, India (CBSE and ISC English Exam boards at XII standard with a minimum score of 70% only), Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, McDonald Island, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Islands, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitt, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe (November 2005).
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