This page explains how to create an application for a PhD and gives advice about what it should contain. Please follow the guidelines closely.
To apply for a PhD, you need to:
This 2000-word proposal should outline the project you wish to undertake, explaining its scope, development, and how you will bring it to successful completion within the time limit. The proposal should cover the following areas:
Many potential supervisors are willing to read a final draft of your proposal, but only if you are able to send it well in advance of submitting the final application.
This 600-word statement should be used to provide information, which is not necessarily contained in your Research Proposal. This can include:
When selecting referees for your application, please choose those who can testify to your preparedness to undertake PhD research. In most cases this means academic staff with whom you have studied previously. Where relevant, referees from outside the university may be appropriate, but they should still be able to speak effectively to your potential to undertake research at a doctoral level.