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Admissions

Applications process

Applications are accepted from the first of September in each year, for admission in October of the following year. There are two deadlines for applications: in the first week of January and in the first week of March. If places are available, then applications may be considered after the second deadline. If not, then potential applicants will need to wait until the following September to begin their application.

References are required, and will be considered from anyone in a position to comment on the applicant's readiness for postgraduate study. Ideally, one of these should be able to comment upon the applicant's academic ability or previous education, and the other should be able to comment on their professional experience. A reference from their current employer or line manager is welcome.

Interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process. These will take place within eight weeks of the application deadline, will last between 20 and 30 minutes, and may be conducted either in person or as a video conference.

Admissions criteria

Applications are invited from anyone with sufficient experience or proven ability in software, security, or data engineering. An appreciation of the challenges and practices facing professionals in the field is expected, together with an appropriate level of logical, mathematical, or analytical skills. A typical applicant will have at least two years' experience in a professional environment, and an undergraduate degree in a related subject. However, more extensive experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications, and a strong, immediately-relevant qualification may compensate for a lack of professional experience.