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How to Apply for a Research Degree

Applicants in the first instance should look through the approved projects in your chosen Research area. The projects can be found here:

If none of the projects available are suitable, you should apporach one of the approved supervisors and develop a project together. The supervisor will then need to get the project approved by the Research Degrees Team to allow you to apply directly to the aprooved project. The list of approved supervisors and their research interests can be found here:

If you would like further information, please email


We prefer our students to have first completed a master’s degree which has included some training in research methods. If you do not hold a Masters degree, please consider applying for one of our Masters Programmes

International applicants

If you were not educated in English, you will be expected to obtain one of the following recognised English Language qualifications:

  • IELTS (British Council International Testing System) overall score of at least 7.0 (with minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and rest 7.0+)

For further information, please visit the Graduate School English Language Information and Entry Requirements webpage

Take a look at the International Office website for further information.

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Additional information

Please visit the Postgraduate Admissions Information page for information about the following:

  • The Postgraduate Prospectus
  • Online Application form
  • Postgraduate Admissions Policy
  • Postgraduate Fairs
  • Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowships
  • Funding for UK/EU Students
  • Funding for International Students