Prospective students can approach individual supervisors directly at any time of the year.  In this case, your initial email should contain your CV and names and email addresses of referees.  If you meet our entry criteria and a supervisor confirms that he or she is able to supervise you, you may then decide to apply for an NDM Prize Studentship (by the December deadline) or other funded programmes. However, you may also decide to bring or seek independent funding to meet the fees and living expenses.  Your prospective supervisor may be able to advise you on sources of additional funds. You will need to complete an online University application form - please read our guidance on how to apply. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview involving senior members of the department.