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Engineering and the EnvironmentPostgraduate study

How to apply

Applications for our postgraduate programmes can be made using our online application form.

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Before applying for postgraduate study you should:

You will then be ready to apply, using the University’s online form.

General entry requirements

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

As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study.

International students

If you are an international student, you will need to ensure that your academic and English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. You should apply as early as possible if you need to secure a UK visa or if you are applying for funding or sponsorship. Visit the University’s International students’ pages for more details.

The application process

To apply for a course, please ensure that you complete the:

Most programmes require the following additional supporting documentation to be submitted as part of the application process:

These can be uploaded with the online application form. Decisions regarding admissions are not made until an application is considered to be complete. You will be sent an acknowledgement email as soon as we have received your application.

For PhD or EngD applications, please also send a personal statement (300 words) to include the following:

All supporting documents can be uploaded to the online application and/or sent directly to us, preferably by email (or fax or post).

For PhD applications, it is important to match yourself to an appropriate supervisor and project when you apply. Please view the Research groups web pages to identify which research group areas you wish to work in, and if possible identify possible supervisors who work in your area(s) of interest. You must indicate this on your application form. 

There is an online tracking feature to track the progress of your application.

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