Once you have identified a research area of interest with a potential supervisor, please apply using the PhD and professional doctorate online application programme. This allows you to complete the necessary information and attach copies of relevant documents, including the details of two appropriate referees.
If you are not applying for an advertised project, it is essential that you submit a proposal: proposals should be around 4,000 words and should cover your study rationale, literature review, objectives, work programme and references.
Although you will be working with a specific School or supervisor, all PhD applications have to be made centrally. The University will acknowledge your application and then pass it on to our School.
Although most new students join the PhD programme in October, it is possible to start your studies at any point during the academic year.