Research Degrees at St Mary's

We offer the opportunity to study for an MPhil, PhD or EdD, working on your research project alongside highly experienced researchers.

Entry Criteria

Advanced Standing

MPhil and PhD applicants who have successfully completed one or more years of full-time study (or two or more years of part-time study) for a research degree at a UK University may be considered for admission with advanced standing. In such cases, the admissions procedure shall be identical to other applicants; however, the duration of the programme may vary and shall be as specified at the time of entry.

How to Apply

All potential research students must discuss their proposal with a member of academic staff in one of the Academic Schools.

Deadlines for applications to St Mary’s Research Degrees Sub-Committee:


Start Date

9th September 2015

1st February 2016

6th April 2016

1st October 2016

Following an initial discussion, if we can support you in your research one of the following options will be offered with appropriate forms provided:


Fees vary depending on mode of study, area of study and student status, i.e. whether you are full-time or part-time, which subject you are studying and whether you are a UK, EU or International student. Annual fees for the MPhil / PhD programmes of study can be found on the Home and EU students fee page and on the International students fee page.

For more information about PhD fees please refer to the PhD fees policy.

Further Information