Deadlines and Late Applications


We accept applications up to and including the deadlines via our online application system.
Complete applications submitted by the stipulated deadlines will normally be processed within eight weeks of the published processing start date. If your application is referred back to you, e.g. because it is incomplete, it may take longer than eight weeks for us to process it. We normally process applications in the order they are received in and offers are made to successful applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To read about the application process, please go here.


Start in June 2021

Applications for June 2021 have now closed.

The next available intake for UK and (pre-) settled EU applicants is September 2021 and January 2022 for all applicants. Please see the information below.


Start in September 2021 

OPEN to UK and (pre-) settled EU applicants only:

We will continue to accept applications from UK and pre-settled and settled EU applicants for September 2021. Applications are open to these candidates from 25 January 2021 and will remain open until the noted deadline of 17 May 2021

Please note that due to expected demand, places may be limited and be subject to availability, therefore we recommend applying at your earliest convenience when the application portal opens.

CLOSED to International applicants: 

Due to unprecedented demand and an overwhelming number of applications received throughout 2020, we regret that we are unable to accept any new applications from International applicants for September 2021.

The next available intake for International applicants will therefore be January 2022


Start in January 2022

International applicants for January 2022 can apply from Monday 25 January  2021 until Monday 4 October 2021.

UK and pre-settled EU applicants for January 2022 can apply between Tuesday 12 July 2021 and Monday 4 October 2021.

Please note that the closing deadline is subject to change, pending demand and availability of places.

Please further note that applications will not be reviewed or processed until after the deadline.



Start in September 2021

Applications for September 2021 for all UK, (pre) settled EU, EEA and International applicants opened on 25 January 2021 until the official deadline of 5 April 2021
Late applications are still accepted until places have been filled.


If the course is full, you can be notified when future intakes open - please sign up here. 

For MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting. 

Late applications are accepted where availability permits. Please get in touch if you’re considering submitting after the official deadline:



If you want to be notified when the next application intake opens, sign up here. 

For EU/EEA nationals, read more on International Applications for our MA Filmmaking or MA Screenwriting programme here.

Coronavirus Statement from the School can be read here.





 Page last updated: 06 April 2021