Applying for postgraduate programmes

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. If you apply online, you can track the progress of your application. You can also upload more documents in support of your application.

Step 1

Create an account in MyAdmin and chose “postgraduate study applications” from the menu. MyAdmin will later become your student account with us.

(If you are a current or returning student of the University of Hull, you do not need to create a new account. Just log into your existing student account.)

Step 2

Fill in your application in full in a few simple steps. It usually takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete our online application. We provide guidance throughout the application form on how to fill it in.

Step 3

Upload your supporting documents.

Step 4

Submit your application. You will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt of your application. The Postgraduate Admissions team will review your application and write to you with a decision.

Your offer to study at the University may be conditional (for example on providing a copy of a passport). You will need to meet any conditions stated on your offer letter before you can register. Tier 4 applicants will need to meet all conditions before the University can issue CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies).

Paper application form

We encourage you to apply online wherever possible to avoid unnecessary delays in your application process. Yet, if you are unable to apply online, you can download and print out our application form. Please make sure that your writing is legible and that you include your email address. Please post or email a scanned copy of your application to the Postgraduate Admissions when completed.

General guidance for postgraduate applicants

Please look for course specific information on the course web pages. To choose a course, see our list of postgraduate taught courses. You can also download a postgraduate subject brochure or order a hard copy.

Evidence of English language skills

Do you need a Tier 4 student visa to study or your first language is not English? You must provide us with an acceptable evidence of your English language skills. Please refer to further guidance on our English language requirements webpage.


If you have been asked for references, they must be on a University of Hull reference form or company letter-headed paper with an official stamp. References from family or friends are not accepted. Most of our courses require one recent academic reference. Applications for MBA also need to include recent employment reference. Current University of Hull graduates progressing to a postgraduate study do not generally need to provide a reference with their application.

Start dates

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught programmes have a start date in September only:

25 September 2017.

Programmes provided by the Faculty of Education have a January / February start date.

Please arrive on time for the start of your course. This is important so that you do not miss introductory sessions and lectures. There is a preferred arrival time for international students.

In exceptional circumstances, the University may allow a later arrival. This is only possible by prior arrangement with the University. We consider each case individually and approval of exception is not automatic. The University cannot guarantee to provide for any missed lectures or tutorials.

Application deadlines

You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course and all the arrangements you need to make. We recommend that you apply by 1st August for September course start (or at least 6 weeks before any other start date). This is important in particular if you need Tier 4 visa to study as you need to allow enough time to complete your visa application process. This usually takes 3-4 weeks.

We may consider later applications or offer entry to the next intake.


If you would like to defer the start of your course, you need to request this in writing to The Postgraduate Admissions team will then contact the academic department for approval. The team will inform you of the decision (usually by issue of a revised offer letter in due course). Deferrals are normally only allowed if requested up to six weeks after the initial start date. After this, you may need to apply again.

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