Apply Online for PhD, MPhil, and Professional Doctorate Degrees
You can use the online application form to apply for most PhD, MPhil, and professional doctorate programmes.
How to Apply
- Use the programme description to make sure we offer research degree supervision in the area you want to work in
- Follow the programme description advice and draft a full research proposal or personal statement as needed
- Prepare your supporting documents
- Complete and submit your application:
Unfortunately, you cannot use the online application form to apply for the:
If you are submitting your application online and can provide us with an email address for each of your referees, we will contact them by email and provide a secure link that they can use to upload their reference directly to the online applications system - or, alternatively, attached to the email will be a template which they can download and print and return the reference by post.
Uploading Your Supporting Documents
At the end of the online application form you will be given the opportunity to upload electronic copies of any supporting documents you are providing with your application - such as copies of your academic qualifications.
We accept uploaded files up to 1MB in size and in any of the following formats: .doc, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .htm, .xls, and .txt.
If you encounter any difficulties in uploading your supporting documents or would prefer to send these by post, please include a covering letter stating your full name, contact details, and the type of degree you are applying for to:
University of Leicester
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Alternatively, if you have access to a scanner, you can scan your supporting documents and return these by email to email@example.com