Supporting documents for masters applications
As part of your application, you need to submit some additional information.
Before you apply, check the list below and include the necessary supporting documents when you submit your application. If you don’t submit all of the required documents it can delay the processing of your application.
To ensure the timely processing of your application please ensure that you upload your files through the online portal correctly. Each supporting document should be uploaded separately and not combined into one document. You should also provide a relevant title for each document which clearly states what that file contains. Please also refrain from uploading any irrelevant documents not requested below.
If you have already submitted an application, please email any outstanding documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you include your ID number so we can match your documents with your application.
Statement of purpose
Tell us why you are interested in the course you are applying for and how it will impact on your future. Tell us what makes you stand out as an exceptional candidate for the course
Your statement should be no more than one page. It helps us to assess how well you are able to articulate your goals, motivations and values, and your writing and reasoning abilities.
Try to make it interesting and reflect your personality - we have to read a lot of them!
Academic Transcript and Degree Certificate
You will need to submit a copy of your official transcript and it must include the modules and grades that you have obtained to date.
If you have already graduated, you need to supply a copy of your degree certificate along with your final degree transcript confirming the title of your award, your final grade and date of completion. If your degree certificate and transcript are not in English, you will need to attach an official certified translation.
You do not need to send original copies of your degree certificate and transcripts during the application process. If your application is successful, you will need to bring the original documents with you when you register on the course in September.
When you complete your online application, you are not required to submit an academic reference. After an initial assessment of your application, we may contact you to request an academic reference so please keep a lookout for a reference request email.
If you have more than two years' postgraduate work experience you need to submit your CV.
Final Year Modules (only applicants for Finance related programmes)
If you are still studying and want to apply for one of our finance-related courses, you need to provide details of the modules you are studying in your final year.
This is in addition to a copy of your official academic transcript including the modules and grades that you have obtained to date.
University Grading Scale
If you are studying outside the UK, you need to provide the grading scale from the university where you are studying.
Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (only for MSc Organisational Psychology applicants)
To be admitted on to the MSc Organisational Psychology course, your first degree must be recognised as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). You will need to provide evidence that you have GBC, or are eligible for GBC, with your application.
If you are not eligible for GBC, you may want to consider our MSc Business Psychology.
Proof of English language ability
If English is not your first language, you need to take an English test to prove your ability level. We will not make a decision on your application until you submit evidence of your English language ability.
Find out more about language requirements >>
If you have studied in a majority English-speaking country, please upload a copy of either your visa, CAS, BRP card or an official letter from your undergraduate institution confirming where your studies have been conducted. This information can be uploaded within the same file as your CV when completing your application.
Copy of passport
If you are an international student who needs a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to submit a copy of your passport with your application.