Find a supervisor (PI)
Whatever research degree you choose to take, you will be supervised by at least two academics who have expertise in your area of research, one of them being the PI of the project you selected.
You can find potential supervisors linked to the projects outlined above. You may find several potential supervisors; in which case it is best to contact them individually. We recommend that you contact potential supervisors before submitting your application.
If you are struggling to find someone suitable then you are welcome to email email@example.com for advice.
Example of your academic writing
Once you have found a supervisor and discussed your research interests and potential topic, you will then draft a piece of academic writing (including references) highlighting the key areas you think are important to the topic you have discussed.
There is no specific minimum or maximum word limit, but we recommend around 1500 words. Creating a piece of academic writing can take weeks to get right, so don’t be discouraged if it needs multiple rounds of edits.
Ideally you will have contacted a potential supervisor before you begin, as they will help you understand everything you need to include.
Once you have completed all the documents you require you are ready to apply for your research degree using the online portal.
If you have all the documents and information required, then the process should take around 20 minutes. You will need to select the course (such as PhD Sports Therapy) that you will be part of, the start date (such as April 2023), and state your title and supervisor.
Research degrees typically start at the beginning of each academic term in October, January, and April. To allow time to process applications, especially for international students who may need to apply for visas, there is often a deadline approximately 8 weeks before the anticipated start date.