When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to PhD applications, find out how this works

We are now accepting applications for entry in 2024.

The School operates a gathered field approach for applications to most of our PhD programmes. This means that all complete applications which meet our minimum entry requirements will be held until the nearest deadline at which point the Admissions Panel will meet to consider all applications received at this time.

Only applications received by deadline 1 will be considered for University of Edinburgh based funding.

You may be able to secure external funding outside of this deadline.

Gathered field deadlines for this programme are as follows:

  Application deadline date: You will be notified of the outcome by:
Deadline 1 13 November 2023 31 January 2024
Deadline 2 11 March 2024 31 May 2024

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If you would like more information about submitting your application and the admissions process please do not hesitate to get in touch with the School Postgraduate Office.

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