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or where there is a business need.
Before completing this form you should consult the University’s ‘Postgraduate study’ web pages
(www.northampton.ac , and your proposed programme of study for further relevant advice and
Please complete the form legibly.
Please outline any other relevant qualifications in the box below.
Please tell us about up to four periods of employment in chronological order, putting your present
or most recent post first. Short periods of vacation work, unless they are particularly relevant to
your proposed course, should be excluded.
(only applicable for MPhil/PhD/Masters by Research courses).
If you're applying for a research degree, you should provide an outline of your proposed research
topic, indicating whether you are interested in the work of a particular member of academic staff.
If you are applying as part of a pre-arranged / advertised research project, please make that clear
within your application. If you have already reached agreement with the relevant academic
department about a particular project that you will be studying, you need only provide brief details
of that project within the application form but you must state the name of the academic member of
staff that you have been in contact with.
Normally your personal statement should be between 500 and 1000 words; however some courses have
Your personal statement must be written in English and in your own words
You might wish to include:
For taught masters courses (MSc, MA, PG Dip, PG Cert, MRes) you are required to provide one academic reference.
For research degrees (PhD, Phil, MA/MSc by research) you are required to provide two academic references.
References are an important part of the selection process for postgraduate study. It is therefore in your interest to make
sure that your reference(s) are both appropriate and informative. Normally, we would expect you to provide an academic
reference if you have graduated within the last five years. However, if you graduated more than five years ago then
alternative professional reference(s) will be considered. Professional references could come from your employer, a senior
member from a voluntary organisation, or a recognised society.
If you already have your academic reference(s) on official, headed paper and signed then please enclose the reference(s)
with this application.
Otherwise please provide the name(s), contact detail(s) and your relationship to your referee(s). If you include an email
address, your referee(s) will be contacted directly by automated email and asked to provide a reference for you.
Please tick the appropriate boxes, and sign and date the form.
I confirm to the best of my knowledge that the information I have provided in this application is complete and
accurate. I understand that any offer of admission as a postgraduate student that I may receive from the
University will be based upon the information given in this form, and that if I am found to have given false
information, the offer may be withdrawn.
I understand that the information supplied on this form will be retained by the University and will be used for
the purpose of processing my application and collecting feedback on the admissions process. In addition,
application data may be used for research purposes to better understand general recruitment and
admissions administration including the analysis of applicant numbers and trends to improve the student
experience and for strategic planning purposes. Please also review the following documentation before
submitting your application:
I certify that the information given on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.