How to apply for a research degree

How to apply for a research degree

Step 1

Your application is handled by one of our four graduate schools. Before starting your application, please review the relevant Graduate School advice for general application information, finding a subject-based academic contact and information about scholarships and funding opportunities.

Step 2

Gather supporting documentation before applying online

  • Information about your previous study (copies of your degree certificates and transcripts of your undergraduate or previous degrees)
  • Two supporting reference letters
  • Applicants whose first language (or the language of instruction for their first degree) is not English are required to include evidence of their English language ability
  • Any additional specific requirements such as research proposals or samples of written work (these will vary across our graduate schools)

Documents can be uploaded into our application system (preferred) or provided in hard copy. If any supporting documentation is being submitted by post or courier, please ensure that you include a covering letter stating your name, the programme you are applying for, your reference number and which documents you are enclosing.

Step 3

Register your details and create an account in our online system.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about your application before you have applied please contact the relevant Graduate School:

If you have any questions once you have submitted your application form please contact our Admissions department:

Any references may also be submitted by email to: