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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).
You can apply to enroll on a research degree all year round. There are three enrollment points: September*, January or April. Please note that for some research degrees, it typically takes up to 4 months** from application to enrollment on your program.
*Enrollment on the Doctorate in Education (EdD) is only in Septembe** Four months subject to all the necessary documentation being in place, for example, visa, english language certificates etc.
Please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our application deadlines for any particular research degree.
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, Marinka Walker, for all research degree enquiries or to return a hard copy of your completed application (for those not applying via UCAS Postgraduate - see The application procedure):
Marinka WalkerResearch AdministratorSchool of EducationFaculty of Humanities and Social SciencesOxford Brookes UniversityHarcourt Hill CampusOxford OX2 9AT
Tel: +44 (0)1865 488368Email: email@example.com