To apply for one of our research degrees you must have an honours degree in a related subject, normally at first or second class level.
If you are not applying for an advertised post, you must have given some thought to the research question you wish to investigate, and the methods that you propose to use. It is also beneficial to make contact with a particular member of staff in your proposed subject area. You can take a look at our staff research profiles here and then contact relevant staff by e-mail to discuss your proposal. A good research proposal will demonstrate a fit between the work you propose, the support available within MMU for that work and the identification of supervisory expertise.
To make an application, download and complete the PGR Application Form , indicating the degree for which you are applying, any preliminary discussions or contact with a particular member of staff and a concise 500 word synopsis of your proposed project.
In addition to the application process outlined above Science and Engineering offer a number of funded PhD places, these will often, but not always relate to specified projects. This type of studentship is advertised on the MMU website at various times throughout the year.