Applications for research degrees can be made throughout the year, normally to commence in January, April or September.
|PGR Start Date||Application Date |
for international, home and EU students
with a scholarship
|Application Date |
for home and EU students
without a scholarship
|January 2021||23 October 2020||20 November 2020|
|April 2021||29 January 2021||26 February 2021|
|Sept/Oct 2021||11 June 2021||2 July 2021|
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.
The process for applying to study for a research degree is as follows:
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.