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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

Research Application Form

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

Home/EU applicants should complete Sections A and C.

Overseas (non-EU nationals) Applicants must complete all Sections

Applications are no longer being accepted for the March 2018 cohort. 

Applications for the October 2018 intake are now open until 30th June 2018 for International students and 31st August 2018 for Home/EU students.

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 here - DOC 47.5 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

See our Research Institutes and the topics they support here

Section A - To be completed by all applicants

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
Have you previously submitted a Research Degree application to the University of Bedfordshire?

(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

(Including start and end dates)

Fee Details

Fee Eligibility*

Please give details

Course Details

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

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).

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

  • Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI)
  • Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA)
  • Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR)
  • Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology (IBEST)
  • Institute for Health Research (IHR)
  • Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC)
  • Institute for Research in Education (IRED)
  • Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR)
  • Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance (RIMAP)

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 @beds.ac.uk email). Leave blank otherwise.

Passport and Visa Details

*Do you require a visa to study in the UK?

Section B - To be completed by Overseas applicants only

Previous UK Study

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

(Overseas Students Only)

If required for Immigration History Form

Agent Details (if used)

(NOT Agent name)

Section C - To be completed by all applicants

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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