Give yourself the best chance of getting a research position by following the step-by-step instructions below.
Check that you meet the entry requirements - including English language requirements - for admission to postgraduate programmes.
In order to be considered for a research degree we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its international equivalent.
You must also have been formally interviewed (by video-conferencing or Skype) by the School in which you wish to study.
Identify a Research Centre which matches your own research interests, and then browse the Centre's research projects and academic staff profiles.
Once you've identified a member of academic staff that you would like to work with, email them a covering letter and CV to discuss the possibility of applying for a PhD on one of their research projects.
As part of your application you will need to write a research proposal.
The College offers a variety of scholarships, and each Research Centre may also have funding available. The University Scholarship office also has a list of funding sources - see related links below.
Once you have a project and a supervisor in place, please apply for your chosen PhD via the PhD programmes page. Your application will then be screened and we shall contact your potential supervisor to proceed with issuing an offer.
This article was published on Nov 5, 2013