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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
The Research Graduate School runs a structured induction programme for all research degree courses. It is expected that all new research students will attend the induction week at the Luton Campus of the University of Bedfordshire.
There are two registration points in the course of an academic year, October and March.
The week-long induction programme begins on the date of intake. All students are expected to attend the entire week (consideration is given to part time UK/EU students).
All applications require a minimum of four weeks from receipt to acceptance/rejection; two weeks for International Office review and two weeks for Academic review.
International students require six weeks for the processing of Visa/Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) applications following receipt of a conditional offer.
The deadline for international applications is set to allow students sufficient time to obtain the necessary documentation and to meet their conditions to enable them to start on the intake date.
The structured induction is designed to provide a training programme that will support the academic progression of the students. The initial programme takes place in the first week and further sessions are available over the next six months (they consist of training workshops and seminars designed to enhance the students' research skills). The current induction schedule can be downloaded here: October Induction schedule 2018 - PDF 1.1 MB
The student's progress will be monitored by their Director of Studies and the Research Graduate School. If a student fails to complete the sessions within induction programme their academic progress may be impeded.
If you wish to apply for a research degree programme, see How to Apply and ATAS