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Your Course Selection

Study option
DSaE Part Time (6 years)
Start date
Feb 2025
Study option
Start date
Study type
Part Time
Course Length
6 Years
Distance Learning (UoG delivery)

How To Apply

Where online applications are available, links are listed here.

More information and advice to help with your application can be found below or by contacting our admissions team.

Your university application journey

Applications should be submitted at least 2 months before the course start date, as it can take between 4-6 weeks to complete the application journey.

If you are an international applicant and need a Student Route visa, you’ll need to apply at least 8 weeks before your CAS deadline.

If you need help with any stage of the application journey, contact the admissions team: Email or call 03330 141414.

Find out more about the application process in more detail.

1. Develop your research proposal

Before you apply, it is helpful if you have already identified how your proposed research links to areas of specialism and expertise within the relevant School.

Our research priority areas provide a good insight into areas of current research and academic expertise.

2. Check the entry requirements

You will need to meet certain entry requirements to be eligible for a research degree. View these on our postgraduate research application page.

3. Write your proposal

For tips on writing a successful proposal, please see our guide to writing a research proposal​.

4. Apply online

Our research degrees can be applied for directly to the University using the ‘Apply now’ link on the relevant course page.

Please ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the programme and submit all documentation to avoid delays in processing your application.

International applicants studying in the UK on a student visa are required to study on a full-time basis. View our applying as an international student page.

5. Wait to hear from us

Our admissions team will be in touch once we have received your application. We aim to respond to your application within 6-8 weeks. We’ll be in touch if we need anything further.

Your application will be sent to the School Postgraduate Research Lead for review of your proposal.

If there is interest from supervisors within the research group, we will then invite you to interview.

6. Accepting a place

If your application is successful, we will offer you a place which you can accept via the UoG applicant portal (see your offer letter for details).

To accept your offer of a place at UoG, you must agree to the Student Contract.

7. Visit us

If you’ve not visited us already, book onto one of our open days or campus visits for a chance to get a feel for the place.

Alternatively, you can take virtual tour of our facilities and accommodation.

8. Enrolling at UoG

Find out about how to enrol at UoG – we can’t wait to welcome you!





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