Applicants are generally required to have a first-class or a strong upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline (though there is some flexibility within this, e.g. for students who have a relevant Masters degree with merit/distinction).
During the application you'll be asked for the following:
- your full contact details
- transcripts and certificates of all degrees
- proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
- two references, one of which must be academic
- funding or scholarship information
- research proposal of 1,500 to 2,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated
By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.
If you're thinking about applying to undertake a PhD/MPhil with us, you'll need to identify two research supervisors before you finalise your application, at least one of whom must be based in the School of Social Work & Social Policy (see the research interests of individual staff in the School). If you already have a clear idea of who you would like to supervise your PhD/MPhil, drop them an email to introduce yourself. If you aren’t yet sure about this, get in touch with the PGR Director. In either case, please include a draft research proposal and a copy of your CV.
Accepting an offer
When you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
UK or EU students
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.