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 2024 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 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



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 Course Search. 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: Monday 12 August 2024 (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

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