International students Academic requirements We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. English language requirements You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: by holding an English language qualification to the right level by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Months of entry
Your PhD will lead to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.
A programme of research training is provided through our College Graduate School, which involves an induction course, introduction to information technologies and the use of library and bibliographic resources, basic training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and sessions on research planning, presentation skills and ethics.
At Birmingham you also have the option of studying languages, free of charge. Almost no other UK University offers you the opportunity to learn the intense graduate academic language skills which you may need to pursue your research.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
For funding opporunities please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/FundingFilter.aspx
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005