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)

Application deadlines

Application deadlines:
 Sep 2020January 2021May 2021
MSc/MLitt/PGDip 3 July 2020 13 November 2020 12 March 2021
Cert/CPD 17 July 2020 13 November 2020 19 March 2021
Family and Local History
21 August 2020 4 December 2020 23 April 2021
Semester start date 7 September 2020 11 January 2021 10 May 2021

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 the CAIS team at or +44 (0)1382 385543.

If an interview is required, you will be contacted to arrange a date and time. The interview can be done in person or conducted over 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