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Applying for an MSc in Computer Science

How to apply

How to apply

Take a look at our taught postgraduate programmes to ensure that you are applying for the correct course. You should check that you meet the entry requirements for your particular programme. If you are unsure as to which course suits your background and future career path please feel free to contact us. Applications for taught programmes are made via the Online Applications Service (SELECT), you can complete your application in stages as our system allows you to save your progress and come back later to finish it. You will then need to submit an online application for your chosen degree.

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For all applications, please remember to include:

  • Transcripts of your undergraduate and any Masters degrees.
  • Please ensure that you meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • A personal statement detailing your prior experience and motivation for doing the course.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • An accepted English language certificate if English is not your first language.
  • Details of how you intend to finance your studies. If you have been awarded or intend to apply for scholarships, please give the names of the scholarships.
  • The name and email address of one referee who has agreed to provide you with a reference. Your referee should be an academic. We advise that you get in touch with your referee before you submit your application, and let them know that they should expect a reference request.

If you do not have all the necessary documentation, for example you may be waiting for your degree certificate, you can still submit your application to us and then upload further documents later. However, applicants should note that submitting an incomplete application may result in a delay in your application being processed. If you have any questions, please contact us.

What happens next?

What happens next?

  • Your application is received and uploaded by the University Registry Services
  • Your referees will be emailed automatically to request that they submit an online reference  
  • After approximately 24 hours, we can view your application in the Computer Science Admissions Office. We will email you to confirm receipt
  • Your application will be checked to ensure you meet the minimum requirements, and that your application is complete. If we require any further information, we will email you to request this.
  • Once your application is complete, and we have your reference(s), your application will be passed to the relevant member of staff for further assessment.
  • We can often make a decision on your application without holding an interview.
  • In some instances we do select candidates for interview. This is generally to ensure that you have selected the correct course.  If you are selected, the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to conduct the interview. UK residents are usually asked to attend an interview in person here in York. For those applicants who are based overseas, we will normally arrange a telephone or Skype interview.
  • When a decision has been made about your application you will be notified via email by the Admissions Office at Computer Science. This typically will happen within 10 working days of your application.
  • All offers are subject to approval by University Registry Services who will send an official letter email.

Please ensure that you check your email regularly as this will be the primary method of communication throughout the application process. If you have any queries or concerns at any stage, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to receiving your application.