For admission to this programme applicants should normally have:
- a good honours degree from a British university or CNAA, and a good taught Master's degree; or
- qualifications of a comparable standard from a university or recognised degree awarding body in another country.
Preference will be given to applicants who have degrees in cognate areas (normally social science).
Applicants will need to have an acceptable fluency in written and spoken English.
For students whose first language is not English, an English Language Test Certificate will be required, that is, IELTS Academic with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing.
Further information can be found at: English Language Requirements.
Please apply using the online system.
The next start date is 1st October, 2020.
Typical Cohort Number: 30
Initial Closing date for applications: 28th February, 2020.
Please note that any applications received prior this date will be held for consideration during March/April 2020.
Applications received after the end of February will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until the Programme is full.
As this is a PhD by coursework and thesis we do not require a research proposal at this stage, but you should explain why you wish to join the programme and how you hope to benefit from it.
Paper application forms can be obtained from:
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0)1524 510880
Fax: +44 (0)1524 510857