Applying for PhD/MPhil Study


PhD study at the Information School

Our PhD programme can be studied:

  • Full-time over 3 years; or
  • Part-time over 6 years.

We welcome applications at any time. Successful applicants commence their studies in September or January of each year.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Attach with your application: Submitting all appropriate supporting documentation with your application will help to ensure that a decision is made promptly. Applications which are submitted without a full research proposal, evidence of qualifications or evidence of an appropriate English language qualification (or evidence of exemption from this requirement) cannot be processed.
  3. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application, and will be kept informed of any developments throughout the application process.
  4. You will undergo an interview prior to any offer being made.
  5. You will receive an offer of a place of study or your application will be rejected.


We aim to deal with all applications promptly. A decision is usually made on applications within 2 months. We advise applicants to submit their PhD application at least 3 months prior to their proposed start date.


If you have any queries regarding the application procedure, please email the Information School's Research and Resources Administrator at