Entry for all programmes is to the Postgraduate Certificate in the first instance, with participants progressing through Diploma and Masters upon successful completion of the previous stage. Applicants for short courses should apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When completing the application form you will need to write a Personal Statement answering the questions on this template: Download Online MA personal statement template (MS Word , 30kb)
Please note: if you wish to apply for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship please refer to the instructions here. Do not apply to the University until you have successfully been awarded scholarship funding.
The application should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Please note: You can elect to save your application at any time and come back to it at a later date, or simply submit it when completed. Once you have submitted your form if you do need to send us additional paperwork this can be emailed directly to: email@example.com.
Once submitted your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee who may request additional information, a written piece and/or a Skype (or telephone) interview with you. We aim to let applicants know of an admissions decision within one month of receipt.
Register for an applicant account. Please remember to make a note of the username and password which you choose.
Basic personal details. Please complete all necessary sections.
There is an option to upload your Evidence of Funding at this stage. If you are able to do this now it will save time later but it is not compulsory. The documents we are able to accept are either:
a) A scanned recent bank statement or letter from your bank showing that you have sufficient funds available to pay for the Certificate stage.
b) If you have employer/sponsor funding, a letter (signed and on headed paper) from your employer/sponsor confirming the level of their contribution
Addresses Please complete your Home Address. Also, add a Contact address if you have an alternative postal address - it is very important that this is kept up-to-date.
Education Please complete your school and University records. There is no requirement to upload a transcript at this stage.
Employment Please detail your current employment first and then click the option to add earlier experience as necessary. It is not necessary to upload a CV to the applicaion form.
English Language If you have noted that English is not your first language within your Personal Details this section will appear. If you have a valid language certificate please select the relelvant scheme from the drop down menu and complete your results. If you do not have a current certificate please detail your language experience in the comments box provided.
Personal Statement A link is provided to our template. Please answer the 3 questions and confirm that you meet the stated Requirements of Study.
Referees You will need to provide two referees. Your referees will need to comment on your suitability for the programme, and also (if possible), comment on your capacity to cope with the academic demands of the course. For this programme it is not necessary to provide academic references and ideally one referee will be your line manager/employer.
Please include your referee email addresses here as this will allow us to send them an automated email so that they can upload a reference directly to your application. These emails will be sent immediately that you submit your application. Please advise your referee to expect this email and ask them to respond as quickly as possible.
Equal opportunities monitoring and disabilities form Please complete all questions on this form and particularly note the information about disability support. If you feel that you will require support it is important that we work together to put this in place as early as possible.
If you have any questions about the programme, please email a member of the course team on firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you experience a technical problem, or have any queries about the online applications process generally, please email: email@example.com.
Online MA programmes
Online MA Programme Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1273