How to apply


For more information on applying for taught programmes, visit the application portal.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

When to apply

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries operates a staged admissions process for the MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you apply before the application deadline for a particular stage, as shown below, you will normally receive a response on or before the ‘decision by’ date.  If you require an earlier decision in order to meet a scholarship deadline, please notify us through the ‘My Enquiries’ section of the application portal once you have 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 been either unsuccessful or carried forward to be considered in the next stage. Applications will only be carried forward once.

Deadlines for courses starting in September 2023 are shown in the table below:

•    All deadlines are 23:59 UK time
•    Applications for each stage open immediately after the deadline for the previous stage


Application-receipt deadline

Decision on complete applications by:


Friday 25 November 2022

Friday 24 February 2023


Wednesday 1 February 2023

Friday 28 April 2023


Friday 30 June 2023

Final deadline for receipt of international applications

Friday 14 July 2023

Final decisions on international applications published




Friday 15 September 2023
Final deadline for receipt of UK applications

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

Friday 22 September 2023
Final decisions on UK applications published



What you need to include in your application

Please check that your qualifications match the entry requirements of the course for which you are applying, as listed in our coursefinder. If you have studied outside of the UK, see our international entry requirements.

When reviewing applications, particular attention will be paid to the relevance of your undergraduate degree subject and 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.

Conditional offers

You do not 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 must provide your final results before an unconditional offer can be made. 

Deadline for meeting your conditions: Friday 15 September 2023 (23:59 UK time)

Please note: this deadline does not apply to home-rated students, and it does not apply to English language conditions for students on the Language Centre summer pre-sessional courses.

If you require 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 is required for us to issue a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Study) in support of the visa application. 

Admissions policy

Taught Admissions Policy 2023-24 | University of Leeds.

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