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MSc Structural Engineering / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2022

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How to apply

Applications to this course are considered through a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit applicants. 

Due to the competition for places, we give preference to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.. Applicants to the Structural Engineering course are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in structural mechanics and design. 

Stage 1:  Application deadline  Friday 17 December 2021 - decision communicated by Friday 18 February 2022.  

Stage 2:  application deadline  Friday 25 March 2022  - decision by Friday 03 June 2022 

Stage 3:  application deadline  Friday 10 June 2022 - decision by Friday 08 July 2022

Stage 4: application deadline  Friday 29 July 2022 - decision by Friday 26 August 2022

Stage 4 is suitable only for those who meet all entry criteria as the deadline for submitting any supporting documents is 31 July 2022.  We reserve the right to withdraw incomplete applications.  

We aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage.  However, in some instances it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received.   

All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle to secure a place with us. Applications received after the final deadline may be considered at our discretion if places are still available. 

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must meet all the conditions of their offer by 31 July 2022

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Advice to applicants

We require the following documents before we can consider your application.
  • Transcript of your studies to date including credit weighting and grades achieved. If your academic documents are in languages other than English, please provide them in their original version and official translations.
  • An official document from your university verifying your current weighted average mark (not arithmetic average) if this information is not included in your transcript of study.  Please note  : if grades are given as a percentage, the average weighted grade must also be recorded as a percentage, not as a GPA grade.
  • One academic reference on letter headed paper. These can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk . We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referees know how to provide your reference to us.
  • Degree certificate if you have already graduated.
  • A CV if you graduated more than three years ago.

You must submit all these supporting documents with your application. If any of the above information is missing, we will not be able to consider your application and it will be rolled forward to the next stage or withdrawn.

If English is not your first language, we also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We can consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

How your application is considered

We consider your full academic history including which course units you have taken and the marks obtained. Even if you have met our minimum entry requirements, we will take into account your marks in relevant course units in our final decision making.

If you graduated more than three years ago, we will also consider the information contained on your CV and any relevant work experience you have to assess if you are still able to fulfil the entry criteria.

Interview requirements

No interview is required for this course.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

If you have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 visa as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please send a copy of your previous CAS statement to us as it will assist with the issue of your new CAS statement. This includes study in the UK on study abroad programmes and any study that you did not complete.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. The Admissions Team will contact you at the appropriate time.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are not accepted for this course. If you receive an offer for 2021 entry and decide not to accept it, should you subsequently wish to be considered for 2022 entry you must re-apply.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.