If you are interested in starting a PhD, you need to find a research topic, contact a potential supervisor, then apply online.
The first place to look for research opportunities is the postgraduate courses in the degree finder.
Research supervisors are either staff members of the University, or based in one of the research units or institutions associated with the University.
To find a potential supervisor or the name of postgraduate advisor or director:
When you have discussed your project with a potential supervisor or advisor, you can then apply online. If you are unsure, ask your supervisor what is the best subject area to apply under.
You will probably have to write a research proposal to apply for your PhD. Talk to your supervisor about whether you need to do this.
We also welcome applications from students with interdisciplinary research interests.
Contact supervisors in the related areas you would like to research. You can discuss the possibility of being supervised collaboratively by people in different academic units.
Edinburgh Global, the University’s strategy for internationalisation, hosts Global Academies, who facilitate interdisciplinary research.
This article was published on Mar 7, 2013