How to apply

What do I need to include in my application?

Please check your qualifications match the entry requirements for the course you are applying for. When reviewing applications particular attention will be paid to academic performance. Given the competition for places, preference will be given to applicants who have or who are projected to exceed our minimum requirements.

As part of your online application you will be able to upload scanned documents. Where possible please merge connected documents so you upload fewer documents, e.g. merge your degree transcripts and certificates together. If we require any further information we will ask for it. Please make sure you read any requests carefully and provide the correct information as we will not chase you further.

Your application must include the following:

  • A copy of your degree certificate and complete transcript, or an interim transcript showing all semesters to date if you’re still studying.
  • Evidence of your final or current overall % or GPA (see below for further guidance if you are studying in China or India).

If you have them, please include the following:

  • Your approved English Language test (if applicable).
  • CAS, Visa and BRP – International students that have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 or Student visa. 

We are normally able to issue a conditional offer without these documents, but if they are required we will not issue an unconditional offer until we have received them.

Optional items:

  • An up-to-date CV showing your relevant work experience and education.

We normally will not look at this item, you should include your relevant experience in your application.

Please do not include the following:

  • References.
  • A personal statement.

We will not check these items.

Applicants with Indian degrees:

If you have completed your degree you will need to provide official evidence of your final overall %, we do not use the GPA.  Please include your full transcripts and any grading scales (they may be on the reverse of your degree documents) with your application.

Your Standard XII may be acceptable as an English language qualification, please include a copy with your application if you have achieved 70% or greater.

Applicants with Chinese degrees:

You will need to provide official evidence of your current/final %, we do not use GPA.

When to apply

The School of Computing operates a staged admissions process for the following Masters courses with selection deadlines throughout the year:

Deadlines for courses starting in September 2021 are shown in the table below.

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 do not receive an offer in a particular stage, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we may carry your application forward to be considered in the next stage. Applications will only be carried forward once.

We receive a high volume of applications, therefore we may need more time to assess your application. If this is the case, we will carry your application to the next stage and notify you of this.
 

Stage Application deadline Decision by
1 Thursday 17 December 2020 Monday 15 February 2021
2 Monday 1 March 2021 Thursday 15 April 2021
3 Friday 23 April 2021 Friday 21 May 2021
4 Final international deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2021 Final international places awarded: Thursday 15 July 2021
5 Final UK deadline: Friday 20 August 2021 Final UK places awarded: Friday 27 August 2021


All deadlines are 23:59 UK time. Applications for each stage open immediately after the deadline for the previous stage. You can apply after the final deadline but we do not guarantee that we will be able to process your application if it is submitted after the deadline.

How to apply

There is an apply button on the course page, or you can apply online through the University of Leeds applicant portal.