Submit Your Formal Application for Ph.D. Study
The first step would be to put in an application, details on how to apply are below.
How to Apply
Full guidance about how to apply can be found via this link, including guidance about what the Department is looking for in a research proposal.
We advise you to attach your supporting documents when you are completing the on-line application form. Supporting documents (eg references, research proposal, transcripts, certificates, CVs, details of all previous degrees taken, etc) may be uploaded at a later date, but please note that your application will not be processed until they are received. If you experience problems uploading them onto your application form please contact the Research Support Officer directly via: email@example.com
Minimum Entrance Requirements
We generally require:
Applicants to have a minimum undergraduate Honours degree (UK 2:1 or better) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant Science or Engineering subject from a reputable institution.
Candidates must upload details of ALL previous University qualifications into their application
Guidance is available for overseas candidates about equivalent qualifications provided by the University International Office.
Applicants with other qualifications or experience should contact the Department’s Research Support Officer so that we can check on your eligibility.
An approved English Language qualification such as a minimum score of 6.5 (with 6 in each component) in the IELTS examination.
Evidence of your potential to carry out a research study successfully. This may come from any of the following:
Excellent marks in a substantial research project/dissertation undertaken as part of your undergraduate or masters course
Academic references which clearly demonstrate your strengths as an independent research
Authorship of academic papers in internationally recognised journals or conferences
Please note that meeting the minimum requirements for admissions does not guarantee that you will be offered a place for study. There are several other factors that the Department has to take into account such as:
Whether a supervisor with relevant expertise and supervisory capacity is available
Whether the necessary infrastructure (eg lab space and support) is available
Whether the proposed work fits in with the supervisor’s and the Department’s strategic research objectives.
The Department offers an enhanced induction programme for its new PhD students and we therefore strongly encourage candidates to begin at the start of each semester (either late September or early February). This will enable you to share experiences and provide mutual support as a group.
Forthcoming entry dates are:
07 February 2022
26 September 2022
If these fixed dates are not convenient to you, an alternative starting date is possible although this will require the approval of our PhD Admissions Tutor.
Useful Additional Links for Further Information:
SCHOLARSHIPS and FUNDING
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH/ ENGLISH SUPPORT
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