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How to apply for a research degree

For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

International applicants should be aware of our research degree English language requirements

Research Application Form

The next intake for Research Students is March 2015.

Please fill in the form below, ensuring you complete all compulsory fields (marked with an asterisk).

All Overseas applicants that have previously studied in the UK must complete an Immigration History Form and attach it to this form along with any additional documents requested on the form. Download the Immigration History Form - DOCX 28.3 KB

Please note you cannot submit this form without attaching a CV and Research Proposal. For advice on preparing your Research Proposal please see the Proposal Guidance.

A list of our Research Institutes and the topics they support can be found here.

Previous UK Study

*Are you an Overseas student that has previously studied in the UK?

(Overseas Students Only)

If required for Immigration History Form

If required for Immigration History Form

If required for Immigration History Form

Which Research Institute would you like your application to be considered for?

Personal Details

Please select from drop down list
Date of Birth* (DD/MM/YYYY)
As Numbers

If applicable

Including country

Please include the International dialling code

(if you have previously applied to or studied at this university)

(please include any which might necessitate special arrangements or facilities)

Please specify if there is any additional support that you will require during your studies as a result of the disability/disabilities mentioned above

Email Address

Passport and Visa

Course Details

Expected Start Date*
Applying for*
(Please tick one box)

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Please enter the title of the proposal and code (where applicable) of the research project

Your research proposal should be a two page synopsis of your proposed area of work

Please attach your current C.V. Non native speakers of English must specify their English language qualification on the C.V.

Non native speakers of English must attach evidence of their English Language Qualification(s).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you should be considered for RPL please complete. Leave blank otherwise.

Where did you previously study or are currently studying?
Date From
Date To
Was ATAS Required?

Who sponsored/is currently sponsoring you?

Academic Support of your Application

If you have already discussed your application with a member of our academic staff who is willing to support your research application please state their name and Email address below (email address must be their University email). Leave blank otherwise.

Agent Details (If used)

(NOT Agent name)

Fee Details

Fee Eligibility*

Please give details


I confirm that I am the direct applicant, or agent acting on the applicant’s behalf, and the information given in this form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge*

Please only click on the submit button below once and then wait for your files to upload and your form to be submitted. This may take up to a minute, depending on the size of your attachments.

Clicking Submit more than once will result in multiple submissions and may delay the processing of your application.


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