Find out the entry requirements for this degree, and apply for it, on the university’s online prospectus.

Application form

Your application should be submitted online. When you complete the online form you will have the opportunity to upload the following supporting documents:

  1. two academic references, both supplied with the Referee Guidance Note
  1. copies of transcripts and certificates of your academic and/or professional qualifications (please supply official translations if these are in a language other than English)
  2. evidence of English language proficiency (if English is not your first language), for example an IELTS or TOEFL certificate
  1. research proposal/statement

Research proposal

As part of the application process, all candidates must submit a research proposal. This should be no longer than two sides of A4, and should give a brief but clear description of:

  • the proposed research topic and its aims
  • the relevance of the proposed research to current work
  • the proposed methodology
  • the probable resource requirements of the project (indication only)
  • why this topic is of interest to you in terms of your experience to date

We welcome proposals on a topic you have devised yourself, on research relating to one of our specialist research themes or research on one of our pre-specified topics.

You may feel that you would like to discuss the topic with a probable prospective supervisor. You can find more information on staff and their research interests here:

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