Thank you for considering Aston University for your postgraduate studies. Due to very high demand for places, Aston University now operates a staged admissions process for all on campus taught Masters programmes. 

To ensure that we can fully support you with your application (including your visa application, should you require one), please note the following deadlines for applying to all on campus taught Masters programmes:

September 2022 intake

  • 15 June 2022 – international students
  • 15 September 2022 – UK students (those who do not require a visa)

Certain programmes have already closed for the September 2022 intake, please see the closed programmes section under the September 2022 section for more information. 

January 2023 intake

  • 31 August 2022* – international students
  • 1 - 30 September 2022* – waiting list for international students
  • 16 December 2022 – UK students (those who do not require a visa)

We will accept applications from international students until the end of Round 1 (closing on 31 August). We will then be operating a waiting list for Round 2 (closing on 30 September). If places become available on your chosen course, we will assess the applications for this course in chronological order. For those who wish to apply to the waiting list, there is no guarantee that we can assess your application, however, we will do so if places become available on your course. 

September 2023 intake

  • Applications for our September 2023 intake of postgraduate degrees will open in October 2022

This webpage will be updated regularly to confirm when programmes are closed. If you fail to submit your application by the deadline and your chosen course is closed, we regret that we will not be able to provide you with an offer and we will advise you of alternative programmes. Applications for the September 2023 intake of postgraduate degrees will open in October 2022.  

When submitting your application please ensure that a full application is submitted including all relevant supporting documents: 

Essential supporting documents
  • Copies of your university transcripts, for each year of study
  • If you haven’t completed your degree yet, please submit the grades that you have achieved so far. If necessary, certified English translations of all documents should be provided. 
  • Copies of your English language qualifications (if necessary – please check our English Language Requirements as this may not be required)
  • Two references (one academic and one employer provided on a letter headed paper and signed; alternatively the reference can be provided directly from the referee via their professional email address)
  • A personal statement (250 words maximum)

Your statement should explain your interest in your chosen subject area, highlight non-academic achievements or activities that you wish to be considered, and demonstrate how the course will support your career plans.

Application form

You’ll find an application form on every postgraduate course page (there is a blue 'Apply Now' button towards the top right of each page). Once your application has been received, you’ll receive a confirmation email followed by an electronic copy of your completed form. 

Application deadlines September 2022 intake

Deadlines for applications to programmes starting in September 2022 are shown in the table below:

Round

Application Window

Offer-holders should accept the offer and pay their fee deposit by

 

Applications received from

Applications received by

 

1

4 January  2022

28 February 2022

14 March 2022

2

1 March 2022

31 March 2022

30 April 2022

3

1 April 2022

30 April 2022

31 May 2022

4

1 May 2022

31 May 2022

30 June 2022

5

1 June 2022

15 June 2022

15 July 2022

Final application deadline for the September 2022 intake

  • International students - 15 June 2022

    To ensure that we are able to fully support you with your visa application, our deadline for applications from international students is 15 June 2022. 

    Last acceptance deadline: 15 July 2022.  

    The deadline to accept your offer will be specified in your offer letter. Should you require additional time to accept your offer and pay your deposit please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk; extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Please note we will not be able to grant any extensions later than 15 July 2022. 

    Deadline to meet offer conditions: 15 July 2022.  

    The last day to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions is 15 July 2022. The offer conditions will be specified in your offer letter, please check carefully to ensure all conditions are met. Please upload the required documents to the Applicant Portal. Please note any uploads with a date of 16 July 2022 will not be accepted. The Admissions Team will contact you to offer a deferral to the next intake instead. 

    Paying your deposit: 15 July 2022.

    The deadline to pay your deposit will be specified in your offer letter. If you require an extension to pay your deposit, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk to check if an extension can be granted; please note extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. The latest extension will be 15 July 2022.
     

  • UK students – 15 September 2022   

    Our application deadline for UK students is 15 September 2022. 

    Deadline to meet offer conditions: 23 September 2022

    The last day to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions will be specified in your offer letter, please check carefully to ensure all conditions are met. The last day to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions is 23 September 2022. Please upload the required documents to the Applicant Portal

    Paying your deposit: 23 September 2022

    The deadline to pay your deposit (or provide evidence of your Student Loan) will be specified in your offer letter. If you require an extension to pay your deposit, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk to check if an extension can be granted; please note extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. The latest extension will be 23 September 2022.

    Programmes may close at a short notice once all places have been filled. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. If the programme remains open the final deadline for postgraduate taught courses in September 2022 intake is 15 June 2022 for International students and 15 September 2022 for UK students.

Closed programmes for 2022

Closed programmes (September 2022 intake)Programmes with limited availability (September 2022)
  • MSc Business Analytics (Full-time)
  • MBA (Full-time)
  • MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis (Full-time)
  • MSc Strategy and Analytics (Full-time)
  • MSc Marketing and Analytics (Full-time)
  • MSc Leadership and Analytics (Full-time)
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Analytics (Full-time)
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-time)
  • MSc Pharmacokinetics (Full-time)
  • MSc Drug Delivery (Full-time)
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence (including Professional Practice) (Full-time)
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence (Full-time)
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence with Business Strategy (including Professional Practice) (Full-time)
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence with Business Strategy (Full-time)
  • MSc Computer Science (including Professional Practice) (Full-time)
  • MSc Computer Science (Full-time)
  • MSc Engineering Management (Full-time)
  • MSc Supply Chain Management (Full-time)
  • MSc Data Analytics (Full-time)
  • MSc Data Analytics (including Professional Practice) (Full-time)
  • MSc International Business (Full-time)
  • MSc Human Resource Management (Full-time)

 

 

Application deadlines January 2023 intake

The final application deadline for the January 2023 intake is 31 August 2022* (international students) and 16 December 2022 (UK students who do not require a visa). See below for further important information about our admissions deadlines. 

Programmes may close at short notice once all places have been filled. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. 

International students – 31 August 2022*

Round

Application Window

Offer-holders should accept the offer and pay their fee deposit by

 

Applications received from

Applications received by

 

1

1 August 2022

31 August 2022

15 September 2022

2

1 September 2022 *

30 September 2022 *

15 October 2022

We will accept applications from international students until the end of Round 1 (closing on 31 August). We will then be operating a waiting list for Round 2 (closing on 30 September). If places become available on your chosen course, we will assess the applications for this course in chronological order. For those who wish to apply to the waiting list, there is no guarantee that we can assess your application, however, we will do so if places become available on your course. 

Final application deadline: 31 August 2022

To ensure that we are able to fully support you with your visa application, our deadline for applications from international students is 31 August 2022.

Paying your deposit: 15 September 2022 
 
The deadline to pay your deposit will be specified in your offer letter. If you require an extension to pay your deposit, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk to check if an extension can be granted; please note extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. The latest extension will be 15 October 2022. 

Deadline to meet offer conditions: 1 December 2022

The last day to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions is 1 December 2022. The offer conditions will be specified in your offer letter, please check carefully to ensure all conditions are met. Please upload the required documents to the Applicant Portal. Please note any uploads with a date of 2 December 2022 will not be accepted. The Admissions Team will contact you to offer a deferral to the next intake instead.

UK students – 16 December 2022

Our application deadline for UK students (those who do not require a visa to study in the UK) is 16 December 2022. 

Deadline to meet offer conditions: 16 December 2022

The deadline to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions will be specified in your offer letter, please check carefully to ensure all conditions are met. The last day to provide evidence of meeting your offer conditions is 16 December 2022. Please upload the required documents to the Applicant Portal

Paying your deposit: 16 December 2022

The deadline to pay your deposit (or provide evidence of your Student Loan) will be specified in your offer letter. If you require an extension to pay your deposit, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk to check if an extension can be granted; please note extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. The latest extension will be 16 December 2022.