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Faculty of Engineering

How to apply

To apply you will need to create an application account online. This will allow you to track your application at each stage of the process. For assistance please view our postgraduate taught guidelines.

Information required
With your completed application form you must include the following documents:

• Original or certified copies of your transcripts
• Copy of passport (if applicable)
• Letter of sponsorship (if applicable)
• Two academic references
• Original or certified copy of your English language qualification (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL)

It may help your application if you include a personal statement and CV.

Important information for non-UK/EU applicants
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

If you are an International (non-EU/EEA) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, a course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then the following information is for you.

The UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) operate a scheme called the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Several of our Taught Masters courses require an ATAS certificate for International Students.

The courses affected by this requirement are:

G591 – MSc Materials Science and Engineering
H390 – MSc Medical Engineering

H300 – MSc (Eng) Advanced Mechanical Engineering
H330 – MSc (Eng) Automotive Engineering
H331 - MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
H400 - MSc Aerospace Engineering
H810 – MSc Chemical Engineering

If you are made an offer of a place on one of the above courses, we will send you information about ATAS, the course JACS code and modules available on it – all of this is needed to submit your ATAS application. Once you receive this, you can apply for an ATAS certificate via the FCO website. The ATAS application process is online and, once completed, your ATAS certificate will be emailed to you.

You can apply for an ATAS certificate up to 6 months before your course starts but please note that it can take a minimum of 20 working days to process at peak times so we advise you to apply for ATAS as soon as possible, and no later than one month before you need to apply for your Visa.

Each ATAS certificate is only valid for a specific course at a specific University. If you apply for more than one course requiring an ATAS certificate, and are unsure which one you will accept, you need to apply for an ATAS certificate for each one, even if all of the courses are at the same University.

Once you have your ATAS certificate, you will be able to apply for your Student Visa. If you need an ATAS certificate and do not have one, your Visa application will be refused, which could result in you being unable to join your course.

For more information about ATAS can be found on International Student Office website.