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We are currently recruiting to:

  • PhD (October 2018 entry)
  • Masters by Research (October 2018 entry)
  • Doctorate in Education (February 2019 entry)

Please download the application form then submit by email to admissions@glos.ac.uk once complete.

Entry requirements

Please ensure you have the following documents/information prepared and ready to submit with your application form.

Doctoral level research degrees (PhD, DBA, DEng, DSE, EdD)

 You will need at least the following:

  • A cognate masters qualification or equivalent;
  • Details of two referees (at least one academic)*;
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6 in Writing and 5.5 in other bands or equivalent.

Please refer to course pages for specific entry requirements.

Masters level research degrees (MRes, MA/MSc by Research)

You will need at least the following:

  • Upper second class honours degree or equivalent;
  • Details of two referees (at least one academic)*;
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6 in Writing and 5.5 in other bands or equivalent.

Please refer to course pages for specific entry requirements.

* In order to prevent delays, we recommend that you contact your chosen referees before submitting your application, making them aware that we will soon be requesting a reference in support of your application.

Research proposal

As part of your application, you will be required to provide a brief summary of your proposed research project, limited to 1000 words. This should include title, hypothesis(es)/questions, contextualisation, methodology and brief bibliography. This can be uploaded as a Word or PDF document. View the University of Gloucestershire’s guide on how to write a research proposal.

What will I need to do?

When you are ready to apply, please download the application form. Once complete, please submit the form by email to admissions@glos.ac.uk.

When does it start?

Students normally begin their research programme in February and October. Professional Doctorates may recruit at other times during the year. Please contact admissions@glos.ac.uk for further information.

Due to the time needed to review and process your application, we strongly advise you to apply at least one calendar month before your intended start date. International students requiring a student visa and applying from outside of the UK should allow at least two calendar months.

Any application received after this time will be considered on a case by case basis and, although every effort will be made to accommodate late applications, please note that your entry onto the chosen programme may be deferred until the next programme start date, should an offer of study be made.

Duration

​Degree ​Expected course duration ​Maximum course duration
MASTERS BY RESEARCH/MASTERS OF RESEARCH (MAR/MSCR/MRES)

​Full time

​2 years​4 years
​Part time​3 years​4 years
MASTERS OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL)
​​Full time​2 years ​4 years
Part time​3 years​5 years
DOCTORATE (PHD, DBA, DSE, EDD, DDES)

​Full time

​4 years​6 years
​Part time​6 years ​8 years

Admissions and Applicant Experience
University of Gloucestershire
Pittville Student Village, Laurie Lee Building,
Albert Road, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL52 3JG
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1242 715429
admissions@glos.ac.uk