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 mediapg@leeds.ac.uk.

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 by
1 Thursday 17 December 2020 Monday 15 February 2021
2 Monday 1 March 2021 Thursday 15 April 2021
3 Friday 23 April 2021 Friday 21 May 2021
4 Wednesday 30 June 2021
Final deadline for international applicants
Thursday 15 July 2021
Final international places awarded
5 Friday 20 August 2021
Final deadline for UK applicants
Friday 27 August 2021
Final UK places awarded
  • 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: 20 August 2021 (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.

Apply now.

Admissions policy

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2021.