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The following subsections outline the application process in detail, including what you should do prior to submitting your application, available start dates, and the application procedure.
Applying is a two-stage process. First, it is essential that you check whether your specific research interests can be adequately supervised by submitting a provisional research proposal (please see Prior to submitting your application). Second, if the School encourages you to do so, you need to submit the relevant application form and supporting documentation (please see The application procedure).
There is no deadline for the receipt of research degree applications; you may apply at any time of year. You should be aware, however, that the enrolment dates are in January and September (ie. the start of Semesters 1 and 2). The next available start dates are:
If you are an international student you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa in order to come to the UK as a student. Following changes to the UK immigration system in 2009, the University now issues a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) - this is a unique reference number that students use when they make their visa application. The CAS is only issued to students in receipt of an unconditional offer to study at Oxford Brookes University. The Graduate Office recommends that international students require at least 3 months between receiving their unconditional offer and gaining the necessary visa. Therefore, if you are an international student please allow at least 4 months between submitting your application and your expected start date, to allow enough time to process your application.
If you would like to be considered for one of the above degrees you must apply via our online application system which can be accessed here. In addition the following documentation must be uploaded along with your application or emailed separately.
Please contact the Research Administrator, Charmian Hearne, for all research degree enquiries.
Charmian Hearne Research Administrator School of History, Philosophy and Culture Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Oxford Brookes University Headington CampusGipsy Lane Oxford OX3 0BP
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484998 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org