How to apply 

Applicants should note that they need to secure a place and funding in order to begin postgraduate work at Birmingham.

To apply for a postgraduate place at Birmingham (either MRes or PhD) you should apply online.

On this form, applicants are asked "How do you intend to fund your studies". If applicants wish to be considered for the award of a scholarship, please indicate this here.

Deadlines: This depends on which scholarship you wish to be considered for.  For the Elite Scholarships, the application form for a place needs to be submitted by the end of December. For other scholarships, the application form needs to be received by 1st March. If you miss these deadlines, please contact the Graduate School to find out if there are still places available.

We encourage applicants to make contact with individual members of staff to find out further information about particular research areas.

When completing your application, please refer to the University's Postgraduate Prospectus (pdf file) when necessary.