MSc Occupational Medicine / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2019

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

The deadline for the April 2019 intake is the 8 March 2019.

The deadline for the September 2019 intake is the 16 August 2019.

Applicants will need to submit all of the required application documentation by the deadline. Any applicant with information outstanding at this date will be deemed to have missed the deadline.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must be accompanied by the following supporting documents.

  • Two references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within six months of your application. We do not contact referees directly.
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English).
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English).
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to do the course.
  • Full CV including voluntary experience.
  • If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form, or if this is not possible, be sent directly to . We are unable to consider your application if you have not provided all of the necessary documents listed above.

You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Interview requirements

We do not normally interview applicants, but reserve the right to do so in certain circumstances.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Overseas students should note that:

  • In Year 1 students are required to attend in Manchester for a one day seminar associated with Module 1 in month 3 and the same for Module 2 in month 5 or 6, and for one exam day in month 10.
  • Students will be required to participate in two tutorials per course module for Modules 4 to 8, via teleconference.
  • In Year 2 students are required to attend in Manchester for a four day practical course in month 5 and for one exam day in month 10.
  • In Year 3 students are required to attend a three day dissertation course held at the University in Month 1.
  • All examinations are held at the University.

A written undertaking that these conditions can be met is required before a potential overseas student may be accepted on the course.


Deferrals are considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants may defer entry on to the course for up to one year.


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 the 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.