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Research Students - Applications

Applying for new PhD/MPhil Programme

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline but in most cases, especially for overseas applicants, a Master’s degree is preferred.  In some cases appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree

English Language Requirements

Where applicants are non-native speakers of English, the University requires IELTS of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) for all research degrees (MbR, MPhil, PhD).  Another UKBA acceptable English language qualification at the same level will be accepted.

Application process

A full application should be completed electronically and contain the following:

Completed applications should be emailed to rdcapps@abertay.ac.uk

Once the full application and associated documents have been received the usual response time for any offer is 20 working days.  The application is assessed on whether (a) the proposed project and applicant is suitable for admission and (b) an adequate supervisory team is available.

Applying for new Masters by Research Programme

This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members.  Further information (including how to apply) can be found here

English Language Requirements

Where applicants are non-native speakers of English, the University requires IELTS of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) for all research degrees (MbR, MPhil, PhD).  Another UKBA acceptable English language qualification at the same level will be accepted.

 

Funding & Scholarships

In most cases, research degree applicants are expected to source your own funding to cover tuition fees, bench fees (if applicable) and living expenses.  Overseas applicants may wish to contact your local British Council Office who may have a list of scholarships available in your country.

Occasionally, funded places are available from the University and these are advertised on the University’s jobs pages.  Further information on other Scholarships is also available.

An Erasmus Mundus scheme currently running for eligible students.  For further details please visit our Erasmus Mundus page.

Tuition Fees

Scottish/EU Tuition Fees
RUK Tuition Fees
Overseas Tuition Fees

Contact us

For more information about how to apply, phone the Research Degrees Committee on 01382 308068 or email rdcapps@abertay.ac.uk


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