How to Apply for PG Research Degree?

Step-by-Step instructions on what you need before applying, how to apply, what happens after your application has been submitted and further information for International Students.We strongly recommend that you follow each of these steps before you submit your application

Before you apply

  1. Check entry requirements (see below)
  2. Look at our pages to find out about our research institutes and supervisors (see our research page)
  3. Get in touch with the supervisor to discuss opportunities and topics.
  4. Have you thought about funding and scholarships available?
  5. Research proposal in your own words – even if you apply for an advertised opportunity, we need to hear your own thoughts on how you intend to tackle the research.

Outline Entry Requirements

Grades (you must need one of the below)

  • A first or 2:1 (A or B+ or international equivalent) result in an undergraduate degree.
  • A relevant work experience or a good MSc result will also be considered.
  • International applicants - Check here

Candidates not belonging to one of the above categories typically have some exceptional achievement to be considered.

English Proficiency (One of the below needed for International applicants only)

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Essential Documents

  • Two references on official letterheads duly signed.
  • Research proposal.

Click here to start your application

What Happens Next?

Further information for International Students here.

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