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How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate research degree with BU, simply go to the course page that you’re interested in and click ‘Apply now’. You will then be taken to our online application portal, myHub.

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We will take the following factors into account when considering your application:

  • Academic qualifications
  • The nature and viability of your proposed research
  • The university's capacity to provide you with appropriate supervision throughout your research
  • English language proficiency
  • Evidence of access to appropriate resources to support your living costs and pay registration fees over the period of your research.

As part of your application, you will need to specify how you plan to fund your studies and provide a personal statement. Please be aware that CVs and academic profiles will not be considered unless they are accompanied by a completed application.

Please note that all research proposals will be screened for originality using Turnitin software.

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