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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 English language requirements

Proposal guidance

In order to submit an application to a research degree programme you must provide a research proposal indicating the area of work you are interested in. The proposal should be no more than 2000 words and should include the following:

  • An outline of the research to be undertaken 
  • Research questions
  • Proposed planning of work 
  • Context (why is it important, likely outcomes etc.)
  • Bibliography (important references in the proposed field of research)
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