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Applying for a research degree

All potential PhD or MPhil students must first complete an online application form, which will include details of their proposal.

Professional doctorates

These programmes have one intake each year in October, with a deadline of 31st August.

We are currently accepting applications for October 2023:

PhDs and MPhils

These programmes have two intakes each year in October and February. Applications for October 2022 are closed, and we are currently accepting applications for February 2023, with a deadline of 4th November.

You will need to upload a 3,000-4,000 word research proposal along with your application. Please see our research proposal guidance (PDF). 

To begin your application please select the link with your relevant subject area and degree type from the list below:

Please note: you should expect to receive a response from Admissions within 10 working days. For general enquiries please