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:

 Sept 2019Jan 2020May 2020Sep 2020

12 Jul 2019

8 Nov 2019

13 Mar 2020

3 Jul 2020

PGCert/CPD 19 Jul 2019 8 Nov 2019 20 Mar 2020 17 Jul 2020

Discover/Explore Family and Local History

23 Aug 2019 6 Dec 2019 17 Apr 2020 21 Aug 2020
Semester start date 9 Sept 2019 13 Jan 2020 11 May 2020 7 Sept 2020


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