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Graduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Even if you are not seeking funding, we strongly recommend that you submit your application by the funding deadline. If places are still available beyond this deadline, self-funded applicants may apply until 2 June.

When completing the online application for admission, you should nominate a Supervisor with whom you wish to work. We strongly recommend that you informally approach a potential Supervisor to discuss your proposed research project in advance of applying. Please consult the Faculty's Academic staff pages within the relevant Section/Centre to help identify a suitable potential supervisor. 

Selection Process

Applications from candidates are considered in batches, following each of the main funding deadlines.  Applications received after the funding deadline are considered on a rolling basis.  

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal
    Please upload a 500–1000-word research proposal.
  • Sample of work (max. 1)
    Please upload a sample of recent research writing of approximately 5,000–10,000 words. The sample can be either an essay produced during masters-level studies or a section of a dissertation, and must be a single-authored work.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 2, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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