QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 78

Application and selection Application process Receipt of application All applications for taught postgraduate courses should be made online through our website. To apply online, visit www. qmu.ac.uk/study-here/course-a-z/, select your course from the list and click ‘Apply for this course’. Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement email confirming receipt. We would strongly recommend that you check your email settings before applying to ensure that ‘@qmu.ac.uk’ email addresses are not blocked or sent to your spam or junk mail folders. If you do not receive an email please contact Admissions. Deadlines A number of our most popular courses have a set closing deadline for applications. Some of these popular courses have limited places and applicants are advised to apply early in order to be considered. Where a deadline has been set this will be detailed on the individual course pageon our website. Where no deadline is stated applicants should submit their application by the end of July. Details of our English Language requirements for international students can be found on each course page. Degree certificate (if appropriate) • Usually one letter of reference unless otherwise stated. This will usually be an academic reference but may be a professional reference where the applicant has been out of education for longer than three years. This must be provided on headed paper, signed and dated or sent from a professional email address. • Evidence of English language competence (if required). When will I receive a decision on my application? • You should expect a decision on your application within four weeks of submitting a completed application. • Where courses have set closing dates, decisions will be notified within four weeks of the closing date. • Where courses select via an interview process, applicants will be advised of the outcome within two weeks of attending an interview. Entry requirements Details of the entry requirements for each of our postgraduate courses are given on the individual course pages. Usually applicants will be required to have an honours degree, or a diploma level qualification and considerable relevant professional experience. For some courses we may require evidence of recent study. If you have any questions about the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Admissions team. • Interviews and auditions Where an interview or audition is required for entry to a course, we will contact you by email to invite you to attend the University and will give you full details about the requirements of the interview or audition. Details may also be available on the individual course pages. Where applicants are unable to attend an interview on campus, it may be possible to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. Offers What is a completed application? This may vary slightly by course but the Admissions team will notify you if there are any documents which we need before we can assess your application. The usual documents required are: • Completed application form • Transcript of grades 76 Once we have considered your application, you will be given one of the following decisions: • an unconditional offer: you have satisfied the requirements of entry to your chosen course • a conditional offer: the offer of a place, subject to the achievement/ verification of specific requirements prior to entry