1. Postgraduate applicants to City, University of London
  2. Confirming and Registering SMCSE

Confirming and registering for your place in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Everything you need to know on how to confirm your place and register online.

What do I need to do to confirm my place?

Upon receiving your offer, please respond within 28 days by following the link included in your Offer Letter to let us know whether you wish to accept or decline your place. You will also be asked to pay your deposit when you decide to accept the offer, though you will have the option to pay later. The deposit payment deadline is included in your Offer Notes, which is attached with your Offer Letter.

What happens after I accept my place?

Once you have accepted your place and paid your deposit, keep a look out for emails from us - we will contact you between now and the start of term by email if we need any further information from you, and to keep you up to date with news from the university and the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. We also recommend visiting the School's postgraduate funding webpage to find out more about scholarships and bursaries you may be eligible to apply for.

What happens at online registration?

Before September, you will receive an email inviting you to complete it if you hold an unconditional offer, which you have accepted. If you do not accept the offer, the invitation will not be sent.

Please note that you cannot register online until you have received this email as this will give you a unique user ID and password to log on to the university system.

Online registration is a relatively straightforward process. You will be asked to confirm course details and personal details (full name, address, date of birth, etc). You will also be prompted to pay the first instalment of your fees, if you have not already done so. You do not have to complete the online registration all at once, you can return to it later, however, please ensure you do complete the online registration before we can verify your identity and complete your registration.

Once you have completed online registration you will need to upload your passport and/or visa so we can verify your identity and nationality before you can become a fully registered student of City, University of London. Please note that you will not be a registered student of the University until you have completed both stages of registration.

Further instructions on registration can be found at https://studenthub.city.ac.uk/student-administration/registration

How do I make my offer from conditional to unconditional?

If your offer is Conditional, you will need to provide any outstanding documents to show that you have met the conditions of your offer. You can send these to us via email on smcsepg@city.ac.uk. Please include your nine-digit application number and the course you have applied for.

Term dates

Induction, also known as Welcome Week, will take place in the week commencing on 21st September 2020, and is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved, make new friends and start making the most of your University experience. It will also allow you to familiarise yourself with the course and meet the relevant academic staff. More information will be published on our new students’ pages closer to September, https://studenthub.city.ac.uk/new-students

The MSc Construction Management course will have a separate Foundation Week (timetable is to be confirmed in August/ September 2020).

Teaching commences in the week beginning on Monday, 28th September 2020 and the full academic year dates are published on our website.

Some Professional Postgraduate Courses, e.g. MSc Maritime Operations and Management, MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics, and MSc Project Management Finance and Risk, are taught as a series of intensive 3-5 day modules with teaching from 9am - 5pm each day. The modules take place regularly with Post Module Assessment work set after each module - more information will be provided during your student induction.

How long is my course?

The full- and part-time duration* for all courses include the completion of your dissertation. They are normally:

Full time: 12 months **

Part-time: 28 months

The duration is subject to your successful progression in your studies. You will be awarded your degree at a later date depending on the assessments board schedule.

* Maximum period of registration is 3 years for full time, and 5 years for part-time students.

** Maritime Operations and Management in Greece full-time duration is 18 months.

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering requirements

The UK Government requires non-EEA applicants for the MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering (JACS3 code: H300; HECoS code: 100190; CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02) to obtain Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance as part of the conditions of their offer. You will not receive an unconditional offer or a CAS until we have received this. Read further information about how to apply for an ATAS certificate.