Applying for research degrees: PhD and Masters
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There are two methods of applying for research
- Create an account in MyAdmin
- You will be sent an email with an activation code
- Go to the site directed by the email, choose a password and
activate your MyAdmin account.
- Log into MyAdmin and complete your application in full
- Submit your application
Use the reference form
if your referee has not provided references on letterheaded
2. By paper form
application form and reference form to be posted or
scanned to the Admissions Service when completed.
Most research students start at the beginning of a semester but
we also offer a third start date in April.
Start dates in 2014 will be
3 February 2014
28 April 2014
29 September 2014
General guidance for postgraduate applications
Please apply by 1 August to guarantee consideration for entry in
September, otherwise apply at least 6 weeks before your intended
Please read carefully the pamphlets online or
online order form to request further specific course
International students should download the
Research at Hull - international students'
Check out other sources such as the academic departments web
pages for the latest research topics before making an application;
this will help you to assess the reasons for wanting to study with
Hull and your preferred research topic.
Please follow the instructions on the application form
and provide all additional information such as proof of qualifications; this
will help to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your
To be considered for a research degree your application must
include your research
proposal to enable us to decide if we can match
up your interests with a research supervisor.
All research students are required to take part in the Postgraduate
Training Scheme run by the Graduate School.
Most academic areas can consider applications for research on a
part-time basis. Some will consider overseas students who for good
reason (usually continuation of employment) are unable to come to
Hull for full-time research but who have appropriate facilities in
their home country to work towards a thesis on a part-time
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your
application if you provide an email address on the form. Your
application will be considered by the academic department and the
Admissions Service will write to you with a decision. Any
offer made may be conditional, for example, on achievement of a
certain grade in the course you are currently studying. All
conditions must be satisfied before registration with the
If you have been asked for references, they must be on a
University of Hull reference form or company letter-headed paper
with an official stamp. References from family/friends are not
Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa to study and will
be required to provide acceptable evidence of their English
language proficiency. Please refer to further guidance on the
English language requirements page.
Please arrive on time for the start of your course to take full
advantage of the introductory sessions. There is a preferred
arrival time for international students (see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/international/new-arrivals.aspx).
In exceptional circumstances, late arrival may be permitted by
prior arrangement - but each case is considered individually and is
not automatic. The University cannot guarantee to provide tuition
for any missed lectures or tutorials.
If you would like to request deferral of your entry to the next
available start date, you must request this in writing to the
Admissions Service, who will then contact the academic department.
You will be informed of the decision (usually by issue of a revised
offer letter). Deferrals are normally only allowed if requested up
to six weeks after the initial start date. After this, you may need
If you have any queries before applying, during the processing
of your application, or before you arrive to take up a place
The Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1482