How to apply

Make your application through the University’s online application portal.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact us at

Our application process and deadlines to apply

The School of Media and Communication operates a staged admissions process for Masters courses with application deadlines throughout the year.

If you apply by the application deadline for a particular stage (shown below), you’ll normally receive a response to your application on or before the ‘decision by’ date. 

If you need an earlier decision in order to meet a scholarship application deadline, please let us know through the ‘My Enquiries’ section of your application portal once you’ve applied.

We receive a high volume of applications so we may need more time to assess your application. If you don’t receive an offer in a particular stage, you’ll be notified that your application has either been unsuccessful or carried forward to be considered in the next stage. Your application will only be carried forward once.

Stage Application deadline Decision on complete applications by

Friday 24 November 2023

Friday 23 February 2024


Thursday 1 February 2024

Friday 26 April 2024


Friday 28 June 2024

Final deadline for receipt of international applications

Friday 12 July 2024

Final decisions on international applications published


Monday 12 August 2024

The final deadline for the receipt of international applicants’ documentation that is required to meet the conditions of an outstanding offer


Monday 26 August 2024

If an international applicant’s offer has been confirmed as unconditional, this is the deadline for their deposit to be paid or for deposit exemption evidence to be provided


Friday 13 September 2024
Final deadline for receipt of UK applications.

Friday 20 September 2024
Final decisions on UK applications published

  • All deadlines are 23:59 UK time

  • Applications for each stage open immediately after the deadline for the previous stage

What to include in your application

Please check that your qualifications match the entry requirements of the course you’re applying for, you can see the entry requirements on our coursefinder pages. If you’ve studied outside of the UK, see our international entry requirements.

When reviewing applications, we’ll pay particular attention to:

  • the relevance of your undergraduate degree subject

  • your academic performance.

Due to the competition for places, preference will be given to applicants who have exceeded or are projected to exceed our minimum requirements.

Required documents for all MA courses in media and communication

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a current transcript if you’re still studying (please also provide an official translation if not originally in English)

  • An up-to-date CV / resume

  • An approved English language qualification, if applicable (you can apply for a Masters course before you’re able to provide this)

  • Any previous UK CAS, visa and BRP documents if you’re an international applicant who has previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4/ Student Visa.

Additional documents required for MA Film, Photography and Media

  • A supporting statement in response to the questions asked in the ‘supporting statement’ section of the application form

  • A selection of practical work to demonstrate your technical ability for this course.

Conditional offers

You don’t need to have fulfilled all entry requirements before applying. Provided that your application satisfies all other entry requirements, a conditional offer may be made on the basis of your predicted result or current standing. You’ll need to submit your final results before we can make you an unconditional offer.

Deadline for meeting your conditions: Monday 12 August 2024 (23:59 UK time)

This deadline does not apply to:

  • UK applicants
  • International applicants studying on a summer pre-sessional course with the University Language Centre.

If you need a student visa, please allow enough time for your offer to be confirmed as unconditional, and to pay the tuition fee deposit or provide the sponsor evidence that we need in order to issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance to Study) to support your visa application.

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