What should I include in my Research degree/PhD study application?
- Completed application form including an outline of your proposed programme of study: title, research aims and objectives, brief rationale outlining why your project is required and a summary of the studies planned to complete your project. You should also identify any resource requirements which the project will require and identify the potential academic and/or industry impact of your project.
- An example of critical writing: this could be a published paper you've been involved with, a previous piece of academic work or if returning to study, you may wish to write a short critical review of a topic related to your proposed programme of study.
- Two referees to support your application. An ideal referee is someone who knows you and has a lot of real-life experience of you on an academic or professional front.
- Proof of qualifications: copies of transcripts of your qualifications. You can submit qualifications later in the process if you're waiting for results.
We can support prospective students in the application process before submission. Contact us for more information.
What happens after I apply?
Once we have received your completed applications and all supporting documents, you’ll receive one of the following decisions by email and invite you to an interview:
You still need to submit outstanding documents. Your place is dependent on the achievement and/or evidence of certain qualifications.
You meet the entry criteria specified and have submitted all necessary documents. Your offer will stay in place until you confirm whether you'd like to accept or decline.
You've been invited to interview, after which we’ll make a decision.
You haven’t gained a place on the course. Where possible we will try to match you with an alternative course.