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:

 September 2018January 2019May 2019
MLitt/MSc/Dip 6 July 2018

9 November 2018

15 March 2019

PGCert/CPD 20 July 2018 9 November 2018 22 March 2019

Discover/Explore Family and Local History

24 August 2018 4 December 2018 19 April 2019
Semester start date 10 September 2018 14 January 2019 06 May 2019


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