Research admissions

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If you’re interested in one of our research programmes and would like more information, please contact the research administrator or research convener. Their details are on individual research programme pages.

Once you’ve decided that you'd like to apply for an MPhil, PhD or Professional Doctorate at Anglia Ruskin, you'll need to complete our admission process.

Admissions process

There are four easy steps to applying for a research programme at Anglia Ruskin.

Step 1

Look through our research programme list and decide what research area you want to apply for.

Step 2

Complete our research degree application form, which appears on each individual programme page. Submit this form along with:

  • your research proposal
  • a copy of the original transcripts of your results
  • a copy of your degree certificate(s)
  • two references on letterheaded paper, signed and dated. If you’re applying for an MPhil or PhD, please supply two academic references to support your application. If you’re applying for a Professional Doctorate (DBA, EdD and DProf), please supply one academic and one professional reference
  • a photocopy of your passport, including the photograph and personal details page(s). International applicants living in the UK must also provide photocopies of visa and immigration stamps.

We will usually invite you to an interview with your prospective faculty.

There is no deadline for applications, but we recommend submitting your application at least one month before the start date. Research programmes start in September, January, April and June. Professional Doctorates may vary – see individual programme pages for details.

Step 3

We process your application and let you know our decision.

Step 4

If we make you an offer, you can choose to accept it or decline it. Deferral requests will be passed to the relevant faculty for consideration.

If at any point you need further help or advice, please contact our Admissions Team.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are listed on individual research programme pages, but as a general guide you must normally hold a first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent, to be admitted to an MPhil/PhD.

To be admitted to a PhD or Professional Doctorate, you must normally hold a Masters degree, or equivalent, that includes training in research.

Fees and funding

For information about fees, funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Our Research Services team has further, detailed information about major funding sources, including charities, academies and set UK and EU funding.

Our research community

We welcome full-time and part-time researchers in a broad range of subject areas. Our research student community includes recent graduates, experienced academics and professionals and people returning to education after a break of several years.