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.

12 noon UK time (midday) on: 

  • 3rd Friday of November
  • 1st Friday of December
  • Last day of January
  • 2nd Friday of March

Later scholarship applications may be considered subject to available funding.  While applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, the bulk of scholarships will not be allocated until the late-February panel meeting.

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  when necessary.