How to apply for a research degree
When you've decided which programme is right for you, please complete an application form and submit it to the Doctoral College along with the documents listed below. There are three intakes per year, with programme start dates on 1 October, 1 January and 1 April. If you are an overseas applicant please make sure you submit your application four and a half months prior to your preferred programme start date. For home/EU applicants, the deadline to apply is two and half months before your preferred programme start date. Applications received outside of these deadlines will be considered for the following intake.If you are applying for a University Research Studentship please refer to the studentship advert for reply-by-dates. Please indicate the details of the studentship clearly on the application to avoid any delays. You should also include a cover letter indicating the area and school in which you are interested, as well as your suitability for the position.