How to Apply
Step 1: Decide what you are applying for
- A PhD/MPhil/MSc by Research?
- An advertised project or your own research proposal?
Take a look at the list of current projects to see if any are of interest to you. You can contact the Supervisor of the project for more information.
If your application is not for a specified project, you should submit a research proposal (max 2 x A4 pages) indicating what areas of research interest you and the nature of the work you wish to undertake (experimental? theoretical? simulation?).
Step 2: The Application
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All applications must be made using our online system: please do not simply send your CV - we cannot accept applications by email.
- Under the "Research Areas" heading, select the area you are applying for. These correlate to our Research Institutes: Digital Communications; Energy Systems; Infrastructure & the Environment; Integrated Micro & Nano Systems; Materials & Processes.
- If you are applying for a specific project, please note that the Research Area will be highlighted in the advert. Do not look for the title of the project in the application system - you are applying for a degree programme initially [eg, PhD Engineering and Electronics (Materials & Processes)].
- Once you have selected the research area, under "Apply for this degree", select the degree you wish to apply for (PhD, MSc by Research, MPhil - full time or part time). Please also select a start date from the drop down menu. Note: please do not select the current month.
- Click "Apply". You will then be taken to EUCLID which is our online application system.
- A completed Application Form - please fill in as much as you can! This is where you will have the opportunity to list any specific projects you would like to apply for.
- Degree certificates & transcripts - originals and English translations if necessary
- Two academic references - on headed paper, signed and dated within the last year
- English Language certificate - for EU/Overseas applicants. Information on English Language requirements here.
- Research Proposal - if required, maximum of 2 x A4 pages. Note: our system is automated and will send you an email requesting a Research Proposal. If you are applying for an advertised project you do not need to provide one. To stop the reminder emails please upload a document which says "Research Proposal not required".
- CV/List of publications - optional
Step 3: Assessment of your Application
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive login details to MyEd. This allows you to update your application and is the portal through which we will communicate with you.
Your application will be sent to a member of Academic staff to assess. Note: if you are applying for an advertised project, or have spoken with a potential supervisor, please state their name on your application form.
During this time, we may contact you through your MyEd inbox to request further documentation.
Timescale: We cannot guarantee a timescale for assessment as this depends on the potential supervisor who is looking at your application, however we do try to have all applications assessed as soon as possible. We will keep in touch with you via MyEd.
Step 4: Offer or Rejection
You will receive notification of any decision made by email.
If you receive an Offer, please note that this is an academic offer only - not an offer of funding.
An offer may be:
- Unconditional - you have satisfied all entrance requirements and do not need to provide us with any further documentation
- Conditional - you have not met all entrance requirements and in order to give you an Unconditional offer we need you to provide further documentation (eg, degree certificate, English language certificate)
If you have any further questions please email:
Taught MSc Applications
For details on how to apply for a taught MSc please go to:
Postgraduate Taught Degrees