MPhil/PhD Applications

Initial enquiries about research supervision should be addressed to the Institute Director, Professor Charles Burdett, attaching a CV and a research proposal.

Research degrees can be completed on a full-time basis (up to four years) or on a part-time basis (up to seven years). The Institute can also offer students the opportunity to undertake their PhD by distance learning. Students would be required to attend our London campus at set intervals to complete an intensive research training module, for upgrade, and for the viva, but will otherwise study at their own location.

You can apply online for a PhD programme through the School of Advanced Study website.

If you have any queries about the admissions process, or if you require application materials, please contact the School Registry by emailing