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 2018May 2018September 2017
MLitt/MSc/Dip 27 October 2017 2 March 2018

7 July 2017

PGCert/CPD 10 November 2017 16 March 2018 21 July 2017


Family and Local History

15 December 2017 20 April 2018 25 August 2017
Semester start date 14 January 2018 7 May 2018 10 September 2017

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