Applications for the PhD programme need to be supported by a piece of academic writing of c3,000 words, as well as a recital comprising a diverse programme, relevant to your intended course, of c.30 mins. in duration. This can be provided via YouTube, Youku or DropBox.
In contrast, for the Masters by Research, applicants need to supply a writing sample of at least 1,500 words, in addition to a bibliography and notes, as well as a 20-min. recital.
Postgraduate research can start at any time during the year, but it is important to allow time for us to review your application and communicate a decision. If you wish to start in September, we would recommend that you aim to submit your application and supporting documents by 1 July 2019.
Distance learning students will attend a residential visit in September or January, and those students wishing to attend the September residential are also encouraged to apply by 1 July 2019. The visit will take place at the end of September/beginning of October and you will receive further details once you have accepted your offer.
Additional guidance for applicants to the PhD Distance Learning study mode.
Before you make your application
Please refer to our six step process on applying for PhD, MA by Research and MRes opportunities for Arts subject areas, which includes detailed advice on research proposals and how to write them.
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Making your application
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages