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All programmes require applicants to complete an online application form, which is accessible from the appropriate page of either the Online Postgraduate Prospectus/Degree Finder or the Graduate School website. You will need to scan and upload the original copy of your previous degree(s) and your academic transcript(s), and will be required to provide original copies of these at a later date. If English is not your first language, evidence of proficiency in a recognised test will be required as well.
Research degrees (MSc, MPhil and PhD) also require you to upload the contact details of two academic referees; the online application form includes a box you can tick to allow the application system (EUCLID) to automatically call for the references and pursue these). Applicants for research programmes must also submit a research proposal demonstrating their knowledge of their chosen field of research, which will be closely scrutinised as part of the decision-making process. Only candidates with a first degree in a clearly relevant field, who submit a strong and viable research proposal, will be considered for the long-dissertation mode.
We strongly encourage you to contact members of staff who could potentially supervise your research before applying. Members of staff are usually happy to discuss ideas for research which they might supervise or make their own suggestions, and discussing these in advance is likely to result in a stronger and more viable research proposal. It will also maximise our ability to match your interests with available staff expertise.
Taught degrees do not normally require a research proposal, writing sample or two academic references, but we reserve the right to request any or all of these to assist us in making a decision. Please enter the details of your potential referees in the online form where requested, but uncheck the radio button which asks the system to request these automatically. Please note that the online system "expects" references. After your application has been submitted it will remind you to supply these; please disregard such reminders.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013