Duration of study
The periods of study for research degrees are
|MA/MSc by research
||There is no overtime for writing up with this degree
||Plus a possible 1 year overtime for writing up
||Plus a possible 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time overtime
for writing up
We accept new research students on the 1 of
October, February or June each year. We strongly recommend
that applicants make their applications as early as possible (and
at least three months before their preferred start date).
Candidates wishing to study for a PhD are initially registered
- 'postgraduate research'
- 'provisional PhD' (if he/she already possesses a master's
A formal assessment takes place after this
provisional stage before the student can be recommended for
transfer to full PhD registration. This assessment will
identify whether the student and the research project have the
potential for research at doctoral level. Full-time students
are required to complete the transfer process within 12 months of
their start date and part-time students within 24 months.