Before you apply

Before you apply

Before you apply for an online postgraduate degree, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready. Follow these steps to make sure you have everything you need before you submit your application.

Supporting documents

Each program may operate differing application deadlines based on several factors. Find the application deadline for your chosen program in our degree finder.

If you are applying for financial support or a loan you will need to be aware of the relevant funding deadlines. You may need to have an offer in place from the University before you can be considered for some sources of funding, but you don't need to wait for examination results or the outcome of scholarship applications before you apply for your program of study.

Think carefully about your particular goals and which type of degree will best help you achieve them.

Think about what you can bring to the program, what you want from it, and potentially what impact you feel it will have on your future career.

To study at the postgraduate level, you will need to meet the academic and English language entry requirements for your chosen program. You can find the entry requirements in our degree finder.

A full Masters's program delivered online normally takes about three years but some programs offer the opportunity to study over a shorter or longer period, up to six years.

Online degrees require you to dedicate between 10-15 hours of research, writing, and participation each week.

Online students must have regular and reliable access to a computer and the internet, and a fully up to date web browser.

We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible so that we have enough time to process your application. As a general guide, we encourage you to apply at least one month before entry, or one month before the application deadline should your program have one.

If you wish to discuss your proposed program and any special conditions that may apply to your studies, please use the degree finder to find the contact details for your chosen program.