How to Apply
We recommend applying as early as possible, as competition for places will be high.
Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form.
We are pleased to announce a scholarship for April 2012 entry in conjunction with IBM Entreprise System.
Course of study
- State the year you intend to commence your studies.
- Note that the MIL is a part-time course, delivered over weekends.
- State your full name on your form and all enclosed documents.
- If you have changed your name, please provide copies of documentary evidence of the name-change process (e.g. marriage certificate, or deed poll documents).
- It is very important to include an email address
- Please also include a daytime contact/mobile telephone number.
Statement in support of your application
This is an important part of the application, and will be given careful consideration by the Admissions Tutor. State clearly and in detail:
- why you have chosen this particular course;
- what you can contribute to the course; and
- what you hope to do after completing the course.
You should expect to write between 500 and 800 words. Applicants who write only a few lines in this space are likely to find their applications are rejected.
- We accept references in two formats: on the reference forms and envelopes enclosed with your application (or printable from the online application system), or on institution headed paper (no photocopies).
- It is your responsibility to arrange references from two referees before submitting your application.
- If you have studied at higher education level in the last seven years, at least one reference should be from an academic referee.
- Ask each referee to forward you their reference in a signed and sealed envelope to ensure confidentiality.
- We cannot accept references by email, except by prior arrangement.
Transcripts and CV
- All applicants must include a transcript of their qualifications with the application.
- Given the work experience requirement for the MIL, a CV would be useful.
Overseas applicants and English language
- If English is not your first language, you must supply evidence with your application that your command of the English language is suitable for study at postgraduate level.
Submitting your application
Please ensure that the following documents are included with your completed application (if applying online you will have the opportunity to upload copies of supporting documents; however you will still be required to send your references by post):
- Two sealed and signed references.
- Transcripts and CV.
- English language test results (where appropriate).
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. (A copy of this form should be completed and returned with your application. The information you submit on the form is confidential and will only be used for our monitoring purposes. It will not be made available to the Admissions Tutor).
What happens next?
- If further information is required we will contact you (usually by email) with details.
- Complete applications are passed onto the Admissions Tutor for consideration.
- We interview applicants for the MIL, if they show promise based on the submitted application.
- We normally aim to make a decision on completed applications within four weeks of the date of receipt of the form, interview scheduling allowing.
- Please note that we cannot make a final decision on applications until all supporting documentation is received and an interview is conducted.
How to contact us
Please send hard copy applications, or your enquiries to:
Master of Information Leadership Course Officer
School of Informatics
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
If you are enclosing important documents, it is wise to send your application by registered post, or to be signed for on delivery. We are not responsible for items sent though the post.