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How to Apply

1. How to Apply for the Postgraduate Certificate

For the Postgraduate Certificate, we operate staged recruitment rounds, and your application will be considered once the recruitment round in which you submitted your application has closed.

When applying, it is important that applications are complete and provide all material that is requested (see below), because incomplete applications will not be considered. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early, so that any outstanding information can be supplied before the closing date.

Further Information

Only complete applications can be considered, so please make sure that your application includes the following:

  • You need to demonstrate that you meet the academic requirements of the programme by providing us with evidence of your previous qualifications. Please upload all degree certificates plus formal transcripts of your academic record, so that we have full details of the degrees, classes and grades that you have obtained.
    • Documents not in English should be accompanied by a formally certified translation into English.
    • If you are currently studying, you do not need to complete your previous course of study before you apply, as we can make you an offer conditional upon you successfully completing your current course.
  • If your employer or other sponsor is paying your programme fees, please include evidence of this, e.g. a letter on headed paper.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability. This does not necessarily have to be a formal English language test, as we can also accept a testimony from your current or most recent manager. For full details please see Entry Requirements.
  • Please provide a personal statement which explains why you are interested in and suitable for the course, your relevant experience and how the course will benefit your career plans.
  • You will be asked to supply the name and contact details of one referee; when you submit your application, we will use these details to request a reference. The reference needs to have been received by the closing date for applications.

You do not need to provide a sample of written work or a research proposal.

If you have any questions about applying, you are welcome to contact the Programme Administrator.

Application guidance is available, so that you understand the various steps in the University's application process.

Online Applications

Applications can be submitted through the online application system.  

Paper Applications

We would encourage applicants to make an online application, but if you are unable to do this you can either:

Download the application forms and return them to Postgraduate Admissions at the address given on the form


Request that the application forms be sent to you by the Programme Administrator.

2. How to Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma 

All applicants must first have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate programme. Those wishing to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma will need to submit an application. The minimum entrance requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma are the same as for the Postgraduate Certificate, with the additional requirement that students must have passed the Postgraduate Certificate and, normally, have achieved an average of 56% or more in Modules 2 and 3. 

Candidates who commenced their studies in or after the 2011-12 academic year and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for a place on the Postgraduate Diploma by applying online.

Candidates who pass the Postgraduate Certificate at the required level in the current academic year may continue their studies with us uninterrupted by submitting a written request to the Programme Administrator.

3. How to Apply for the MSc

All applicants must first have completed the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma (see above). The minimum entrance requirements for the MSc are the same as for the Postgraduate Diploma, plus a pass at Postgraduate Diploma level.

Candidates who hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals are invited to apply for a place on the MSc by applying online

Candidates who pass the Postgraduate Diploma in the current academic year may continue their studies with us uninterrupted by submitting a written request to the Programme Administrator .