Postgraduate Taught Study

Step 1 Apply

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There are two ways you can apply:

Directly to Manchester Metropolitan University

Apply Online

You can apply online for most of our postgraduate taught courses. To do this, please use our online prospectus to find the course you are interested in, scroll through the information and select 'Apply online now'.

Find out how to make a successful Masters application.

Application Form

If the course you are applying for does not have an online application option, you will need to complete the Postgraduate Application Form and submit it by email to along with your supporting documents. Please attach your all of your documents in one single PDF file.

Please note, some professional courses have different application procedures which are explained within the course information in our online prospectus.

Please read the application guidance notes carefully (found within the application form) and provide the necessary documents, as this will help speed up your application. Standard supporting documents include:

  • Copies of your academic transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Two references, one of which must be an academic reference
  • Your personal statement
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency
Some courses will have additional application requirements, please check individual course entries on the online prospectus. Art and Design applicants are usually required to submit a link to their digital portfolio. 

Please be aware the University/Admissions team cannot make a decision on your application without the academic transcript for your highest qualification. An interim transcript is acceptable if the qualification is not yet complete.

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible to allow for processing of applications and visas.

Via one of our education advisers or partners

Our in-country advisers and partners have a lot of experience guiding students through their application to Manchester Met.

They will be able to guide you and ensure that you have included all the documents that we will need and they will email or send your complete application to our International Admissions Team.

Find advisers in your country

If you have a disability and require support with your studies, please contact our Disability Service before you apply to find out more about support arrangements. For more details visit our Disability Service website or email the team at