Applying for research degrees
Last updated on 3/14/2017 Print this page
Apply for a research degree
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. If you apply
online, you can track the progress of your application. You can
also upload more documents in support of your application.
Create an account in
MyAdmin and chose “postgraduate study applications” from the
menu. MyAdmin will later become your student account with us.
(If you are a current or returning student of the University of
Hull, you do not need to create a new account. Just log into your
existing student account.)
Fill in your application in full in a few simple steps. It
usually takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete our online
We provide guidance throughout the application form on how to
fill it in.
Upload your supporting documents.
Submit your application. You will receive an email
acknowledgment of receipt of your application. The Postgraduate
Admissions team will review your application and write to you with
Your offer to study at the University may be conditional (for
example on providing a copy of a passport). You will need to meet
any conditions stated on your offer letter before you can register.
Tier 4 applicants will need to meet all conditions before the
University can issue CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of
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 the processing of your application.
For more information about your course, please see our course
specific pages. You can also download a
postgraduate subject brochure or order a hard
The following start dates for our PhD programmes are
- 30th January 2017
- 6th March 2017
- 3rd April 2017
- 12th June 2017 (not Business School applicants)
- 3rd July 2017 (not Business School applicants)
- 7th August 2017
- 25th September 2017
Please arrive on time for the start of your course. This is
important so that you do not miss introductory sessions and
lectures. There is a preferred
arrival time for international students.
In exceptional circumstances, the University may allow a later
arrival. This is only possible by prior arrangement with the
University. We consider each case individually and approval of
exception is not automatic. The University cannot guarantee to
provide for any missed lectures or tutorials.
Please apply by 1st August to guarantee consideration for entry
in September. Otherwise, please apply at least 6 weeks before your
intended start date. Tier 4 applicants need to allow sufficient
time for their application to the Home Office.
To be considered for a research degree your application must
proposal to enable us to decide if we can match up your
interests with a research supervisor.
When applying for a PhD at the Faculty of Science and
Engineering, pleaserefer to their
webpagefor available research areas. We also encourage you to
get in touch with potential supervisor before you apply to ensure
that you chose a research area in which the University has an
Postgraduate Training Scheme
All research students are required to take part in the
Postgraduate Training Scheme run by the Graduate School.
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 or friends are
not accepted. Most of our courses require one recent academic
reference. Current University of Hull graduates progressing to a
postgraduate study do not generally need to provide a reference
with their application.
Evidence of English language skills
Do you need a Tier 4 student visa to study or your first
language is not English? You must provide us with an acceptable
evidence of your English language skills. Please refer to further
guidance on the English language requirements web page.
If you would like to defer the start of your course, you need to
request this in writing. Please write to the Postgraduate
Admissions team who will then contact the academic department. The
team will inform you of the decision (usually by issue of a revised
offer letter in due course). Deferrals are normally only allowed if
requested up to six weeks after the initial start date. After this,
you may need to apply again.