MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2022

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How to apply

Apply online

Please note, this course is now closed for applications from Overseas applicants as we reached capacity. Home applicants are still welcome to apply. 

Advice to applicants

 Please submit the following documents with your completed application form:

  • copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained.  If  these documents are in languages other than English, please provide official translations;
  • your CV;
  • copies of English Language Certification, eg IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

 Ensure that you enclose all the necessary documents to avoid any delays.

Staged admissions process

As there is a high demand for our courses, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.

Due to the competition for places and high quality of applications that we receive, we give preference to students from high-ranking institutions and with grades above our minimum entry requirements. 

Please ensure you submit all supporting documentation with your application before the application deadline to avoid a delay in processing. 

  • Stage 1:  Application received by  3 December 2021 ; Application update by  10 February 2022
  • Stage 2:  Application received by  14 January 2022 ; Application update by  10 March 2022
  • Stage 3:  Application received by  18 March 2022 ; Application update by  12 May 2022
  • Stage 4:  Application received by  29 April 2022 ; Application update by  16 June 2022
  • Stage 5:  Application received by  1 July 2022 ; Application update by 28 July 2022
  • Stage 6:  Application received by  19 August 2022 ; Application update by  31 August 2022

While we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. 

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available. 

Please note, all places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be reaching capacity or be closed to further applications. We, therefore, recommend that you apply early in the cycle to avoid disappointment. 

How your application is considered

Applications for MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education are very competitive. Due to the high demand for the programme we may not be able to offer places to all applicants who have the entry qualifications that we require. If we are unable to consider you for an offer you may be placed on a waiting list. Candidates on a waiting list will only be considered for an offer if places become available.   

Once your application has been received, our admissions team will contact you. We may ask you to submit additional information, if necessary.


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.