The application procedure for students wishing to study on one of our programmes consists of


Application Form


Application Form

Supporting documents

  • REFERENCES - Two references in support of your admission
  • (one must be from your current employer detailing relevant experience;
  • the other should be an academic reference). 
  • Referee Form 1  |  Referee Form 2   |   Referee Guidance
  • CV
  • LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE (if applicable)
  • INTERVIEW (if applicable)

The deadline for the submission of applications is as follows:

 January 2017May 2017September 2017
MLitt/MSc/Dip 28 October 2016 10 March 2017


PGCert/CPD 11 November 2016 17 March 2017 TBC


Family and Local History

16 December 2016 22 April 2017 TBC
Semester start date 9 January 2016 8 May 2016 TBC

All application forms should be emailed to

All applications must reach CAIS before midnight on the final day. Application forms will not be processed until all parts (including references) are submitted. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Craig Gauld at or +44 (0)1382 385543.

If you are required for interview, you will be contacted and required to attend in person (International students can be interviewed via Skype). There are three possible outcomes to your application:

  • We make you an unconditional offer of a place on the course 
  • We make you a conditional offer of a place on the course, dependent upon your examination results and/or further work experience 
  • We do not make you an offer of a place on the course