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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 23rd August 2024.

We are currently accepting applications for October 2024:

PhDs, MPhils to PhD Pathways, and PhDs by Published Works

These programmes have two intakes each year in October and February. Applications for February 2024 are closed, and we are currently accepting applications for October 2024, with a deadline of 3rd June 2024.

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 these lists.

PhD by published works

PhDs (full-time)

PhDs (part-time)




What next?

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