Frequently Asked Questions - PGR applicants and offer holders Frequently Asked Questions - PGR applicants and offer holders

I’m a prospective PGR student – can I still apply for July 2020 entry?

The deadline for this entry date for applicants outside the UK, EU, EEA or Switzerland has already passed. For those from the UK, EU, EEA or Switzerland, we would encourage you to apply for October 2020 (our main intake) if you can. If you are especially keen to start on 1 July 2020 then you can still apply to start on that date, but you should be aware that we may not be able to provide a full induction and that our campus may not be open depending on UK Government restrictions. We will reserve the right to offer you an October 2020 start date instead.

I’m a prospective PGR student – can I still apply for October 2020 entry?

Yes, we are still accepting applications for October intake. You can either apply with a proposal you have written yourself (applicant-led) or apply to an advertised research project (research-led). We recommend contacting a potential supervisor before applying and you will find research themes here. Application deadlines can be found here

I'm worried that due to COVID-19 I won’t be able to complete required exams/come to the UK to study - what should I do?

We understand that the situation for many of our applicants is very difficult at present. We are continuing to monitor the situation and we will take any necessary actions, based on advice from the UK Government and UKVI, to ensure applicants are not disadvantaged. Please be reassured that the University is planning to be as flexible as possible and recognises that this situation is beyond your control.

I have submitted my application for a studentship competition but haven't received a response. When will I know the outcome?

We are still processing applications and we hope to issue the outcomes by the end of May, however, given the rapidly changing situation this may change.  As soon as decisions have been made we will contact you with information. If you have any questions about the application process or would like to follow up on your application closer to the time, please contact

My question was not answered in any of the FAQs. Who can I speak with about my enquiry?

You can send your question to and the team will be happy to help.