How to apply

Applying for a Postgraduate Taught MSc programme in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is straightforward with our online admissions process.

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You will find instructions and help throughout the form. You can save and return to your Masters application as many times as you like before submitting, but your application will expire after 28 days of inactivity. We will email you to remind you before this happens.

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Guidance notes

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application to The University of Manchester, first read our guidance notes on the online application process

Contact us

If you are unable to find the answer to your question in the guidance notes, please contact us: 


Tel: +44(0) 161 306 9219

Supporting documents

Please ensure you have all your supporting documents scanned and ready to upload.

You will need the following:

  1. Copies (not originals) of Degree Certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study. If these are in a language other than English, please provide an official translation.
  2. Copies (not originals) of any English Language Certification eg. IELTS, TOEFL or PEARSON (if applicable).
  3. Two reference letters. These must be from your most recent place of study and/or employment, on letter headed paper, be signed and dated.

In order to consider your application, we require your academic transcripts. If you have not yet received your final degree result or certificate at the time of application, please provide a copy of your academic transcripts to date.

You can scan and email your English language qualification and reference letters to: after you have submitted your online application if you do not have them when you are applying.

When to apply

Our MSc courses have one start date each year in September and we begin processing new applications for the following academic year each October. Therefore, we will begin considering applications for entry in September 2019 from October 2018.

We advise International students to apply at least three months before the start date of the course to allow time for their applications to be considered and visa arrangements to be made.

Please note that courses are subject to close earlier in the cycle depending on volume of applications we receive, and therefore we advise students to apply online as early as possible.

If you require any further information about the application process please email:

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