Apply online

  • You can apply for any of our MPhil/PhD programmes at UCAS Postgraduate, the online application system used by Oxford Brookes. It is an easy four-stage process.

    1. Before applying

    Please also contact the relevant Faculty Postgraduate Research Tutor prior to submitting an application to discuss the research proposal informally and to ensure that the necessary facilities and supervisors are available for the study. Applicants who are unsure whom to approach should contact the Research Degrees Team in the first instance on

    2. Log onto UCAS Postgraduate and complete your application

    You can save your draft as you go, log out and return to it later if you wish.  At this stage your application can only be seen by you. Go to UCAS Postgraduate at  

    3. Submit your application

    When you are ready, submit your UCAS Postgraduate application. 

    4. Provide your supporting documents

    You will probably have supporting documents you want us to look at with your application. For example, your research degree proposal, certificates, CV and references.

    Email any supporting documents to

    You also have the option of attaching your references to your UCAS Postgraduate application. This option is not available for other documents.

    What happens next

    We aim to send an acknowledgement of receipt of an application within 15 working days of it entering the University, although this may take longer at busy times or if we need to ask for additional information. 

    Help and advice

    • If you have any difficulty completing your application, you can call UCAS Postgraduate Help on +44 (0)871 334 4447, Monday to Friday, 08:30-18:00 (UK time)
    • If you want to discuss any other aspect of your application or have not heard from us since applying, please contact the Research Administrator.

    Get started

    Click here to start your application at UCAS Postgraduate: 


    Applications for research degrees may be submitted at any time during the academic year.

    Entry requirements

    Before you apply, make sure you meet the postgraduate research entry requirements.