Apply for a PhD

If you are interested in doing a research degree you should discuss your research interests initially with a potential academic supervisor, who you can approach directly through the Research Office or the Faculty Director of Research.

  • Paul Bentley - Faculty of Culture & Language Sciences
  • David Lundie - Faculty of Education & Social Sciences
  • Gary Shum - Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
  • Research & Innovation Office

Please contact the Research and Innovation Office at for all general queries relating to admission to research postgraduate study at the University. You should then complete the PhD enquiry form

Please note we are not accepting Scholarship applications at this current time. We will be advertising again in the near future.

Entry requirements for full MPhil/ PhD registration

The usual essential requirement for a MPhil/PhD is a first or upper-second honours degree or a relevant Master's degree. Candidates. Other qualifications are considered individually on their merits. Successful applicants register initially for 'MPhil leading to PhD'. Subject to appropriate progress, students undergo upgrade their registration to ‘PhD’ at a later stage.


Registration Maximum period of study Minimum period of study
Full-time MPhil 4 years (48 months) Not less than 12 months
Full-time PhD 4 years (48 months) Not less than 24 months
Part-time MPhil 7 years (84 months) Not less than 24 months
Part-time PhD 7 years (84 months) Not less than 36 months



Home:  Full-time £4,106 and part-time £2,050 per annum

International:  Full time: £12,500 per annum