We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate masters degree. Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject. Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
Months of entry
A PhD involves a complex and advanced project and is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic resulting in an independent and original contribution to knowledge and demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, has presented and defended a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce, to the satisfaction of the examiners.
Our research students are supported by the Graduate School.
Specialist supervision within Applied Sciences includes
- Forensic Science
- Aquatic Science
- Molecular Biology
Fees and funding
For further details of fees and funding opportunities, please contact our askBU Enquiries Team.
From time to time we offer fully-funded PhD studentships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- askBU Enquiries
- 01202 961916