Applications for research degrees can be made throughout the year, normally to commence in January, April or September.


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Deadlines for applications

PGR Start DateApplication Date
for international and home students
with a scholarship
Application Date
for home students
without a scholarship
Sept/Oct 2022 10 June 2022 01 July 2022
January 2023 21 October 2022 18 November 2022
April 2023 27 January 2023 24 February 2023

Entry requirements

The general entry requirements for all our research degrees are a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK University or a qualification of an equivalent standard in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed. Before submitting your application make sure to check the specific entry requirements of the research degree you are applying for as these may vary depending upon subject area.

Please note that the University has formal entry requirements for applicants whose first language of instruction is not English. These are normally English Language qualifications, which we recognise as meeting our entry criteria. Requirements may vary between programmes and subjects so you are advised to check these carefully when going through the specific course information.

Application process

The process for applying to study for a research degree is as follows:

International students

If you are an international student applying for a research degree read more about our international entry requirements. To find out if you require a visa please read through our visa requirements page for further information.