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Application deadline: friday 3 december 2021

We are accepting applications for entry in October 2022.

Applications received after the December deadline will not be eligible for any University scholarships, but may be considered if places are available.

Entry Requirements

Full details of the entry requirements for admission to the DPhil and Masters by Research courses are available on the Graduate Admissions webpage for this course.

Making an application

Refer to the  Application Guide on the central graduate admissions webpages for guidance.

A fee of £75 is required prior to uploading your complete application. In some circumstances an application fee can be waived.

You are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your interest in the group’s research before submitting an application. Supervisor contact details can be found on their profile pages.

The application form

Your application form is the key resource for all admissions decisions including shortlisting for scholarships.

You are required to include a personal statement in your application of no more than 500 words. This should include details of any relevant experience, as well as your interests and motivations in pursuing postgraduate research study.

You will also be required to supply a CV, official academic transcripts and the details of three appropriate referees.

How places are awarded

Our graduate admissions round is highly competitive. Places are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and performance at interview.

Applicants who, as part of our admissions process, are top-ranked will be nominated for funded studentships. Further details about fees and available funding can be found here.