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Admissions FAQs

If you’re a UK resident, there are no application deadlines for postgraduate taught courses. But places are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you’re from outside the UK, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline for all courses starting in September/October is 23:59pm (GMT) on 25 January 2022 however places are limited so you should submit your application as soon as possible.

For UK residents, we don’t have a scholarship deadline, and offer scholarships to eligible candidates when an offer on the course is made. We normally expect to have allocated all scholarships by late Spring for the course starting in September.

If you’re from outside the UK, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline for is 23:59pm (GMT) on 25 January 2022.

Note that there are deadlines for scholarships such as the Chancellors International Scholarship, which are typically in January.
No, all eligible applicants can be considered for a scholarship – please state that you would like to be considered on your application form.
Offers of a scholarship are given to those with (or expecting) a First in their undergraduate degree, and occasionally to applicants with a high 2:1. Entry criteria for the course is a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Yes, either face-to-face or online. Interviews are fairly informal and are an opportunity for you to find out more about the programme as well as us finding out more about you, your educational background, and your motivations and research interests.
We would recommend participating in one of our Open Days. Hetsys Open Days are an ideal opportunity for you to see the Centre and speak with students and staff. If you have questions or would like to arrange an informal chat with one of our staff members, please email
Our website has full details of the course structure with links to each of the core and optional modules as well as information on exams, the individual project and qualifications.
Our intake of scholarship-funded students is 10 students a year. In 2021-22 we welcomed our third cohort of students to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems.
Yes, we welcome international students and in the first and second years of the programme, one third of our intake of students came from countries outside the UK. A limited number of studentships are available for international students.
Please contact the Hetsys Administration Team on in the first instance.

If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team via email to