Chat with Postgraduate Study Advisors

This series of Postgraduate Virtual Open Days offers you the chance to talk to members of the Postgraduate Recruitment team at the University. They will take place every week in August, 14:00-15:00.

We are happy to answer questions on all aspects of postgraduate study, which might include:

  • Seeking sources of funding
  • The differences between different types of PG course
  • The application process
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Writing a research proposal

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  • Dr Emily Rozier

    Emily completed a Masters and a PhD at the University. She manages our UK recruitment. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Chat with Postgraduate Study Advisors live event.
Abhay Chauhan asked:

To study MSc in applied metereology and climatology do I need to submit a research proposal or a simple intent to study would suffice.

Emily replied:

Hi Abhay,

If it’s a taught Masters then you won’t need to submit a research proposal, just a personal statement in which you outline why you are applying for this course, how you are qualified for it (and any experience you have that is relevant to the degree) and how the Masters fits in with your future plans.

Best of luck,


We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Giannis asked:

Will I be able to apply for a masters degree in 2018 as a European citizen and get the students loan?

April replied:

Hi Giannis

The Postgraduate Student Loan is guarenteed for EU students up till the academic year 2018/19. You will also still pay the lower rate of Home/EU fees if you study your masters degree in 2018/19.

Beyond 2019, there is nothing confirmed yet.

Hope this information is helpful to you,


John asked:

Hello, who I should contact for more information about biological sciences and more specifically biochemistry and drugs

Emily replied:

Hi John,

If you find the programme(s) you are interested in on our website then each one will have an admissions tutor listed at the top of the page. They will be the best person to contact about the course.

Best wishes,


Jannis asked:

Dear Mam, I am from Germany and in Germany our Law studies are not a Bachelor but finish with a state examination, Therefore I know some people with have made a LL.M at the University of Birmingham before they’ve passed the state examination. So I wanted to ask if that is still possible and what are the special requirements to do that.

Chloe replied:

Hi Jannis.  In the past, we have accepted German applicants who have studied 3 years of a Law degree provided their GPA is approximately equivalent to a 2.1 in the UK.  However, this is currently under review for the following 2018 intake.  I’d suggest that you get back in contact with the Law School (  in the next academic year to find out whether they will consider an application from you.