School of Earth and Environment

How to Apply

We are introducing a new online application system for students applying for Masters courses with a start date of September 2017 or later.

If you are unsure which form you need to use, or you experience any difficulties applying online, please email our admissions team.

The new Application Portal will allow you to login and track the progress of your application at any time.

  • Two Academic* References on Letter headed paper
  • Copy of your Degree Transcript** with modular breakdown, including final degree classification (or if you are yet to complete your degree, please send a transcript of your marks so far). If you are an international student you should also include a copy of your University grading system.
  • Copy of C.V. / Resume
  • Statement of Motivation (200 to 400 Words) outlining your reasons for applying for your chosen course (see the FAQ link to the left for details).

We would recommend that these documents are uploaded to your online application or emailed to us at apply-masters(at) Please ensure that your name, ID number and the name of the course that you are applying for are in the subject line of any emails that you send us. Documents should be emailed or uploaded in JPG, PDF or word format.  If you would prefer to submit documents by post you can send them to;

Taught Postgraduate Admissions / School of Earth and Environment / University of Leeds / Leeds / LS2 9JT / UK

*Note: Applicants with relevant, and recent, work experience may include a work reference in place of one of the academic references.  Applicants who are unable to provide any academic references (for example due to the period of time lapsed since bachelor degree studies) should contact the School Admissions Office in the first instance for advice.

**Note: You do not need to provide a transcript if you studied for your undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds (graduating after 2001), as we can access your transcript internally.

To be able to consider your application we need to receive all of the above documents (including references as we do not request these directly), preferably at the same time that you submit your application. If you are not able to supply any of these documents at the time of your initial application please do so within 6 weeks.  The School of Earth and Environment Admissions Office will send a reminder email of any missing documents.

Faculty Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

2017 Entry Admissions Policy


Application Process

How the application process works:

  • Your application is received by the School.
  • We will acknowledge your application via email and request any documents needed to make a decision.
  • When your application is complete it will be considered by the Admissions Tutor, the recommendation decision will then be communicated to you via email.
  • If an offer is recommended, it will be sent for approval to Central Student Administration, when the offer is approved a copy of your offer letter will be emailed to you and a hard copy will be sent by post.

Note: Students in the UK may be invited to interview where a course has Industry funding associated with it.

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