De Montfort University is the perfect place to find a postgraduate research programme. DMU aims to transform the students by providing an inclusive and stimulating environment; ensuring the students develop a broad range of skills.
Please note, applications to the MA/MSc by Research is open to the faculties of Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM) & Health and Life Sciences (HLS) only.
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
• International PhD (IPhD)
• PhD through Extended Professional Experience
• Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
• MA/MSc by Research
• Full or part-time programmes are available.
• DMU offers 3 intakes per year: October, January and April.
Please note, applications to DMU’s MA/MSc by Research is open to the faculties of Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM) & Health and Life Sciences (HLS) only.
In order to be admitted as a student for a research degree programme, an applicant must:
• Possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class (2:1), or an academic or professional qualification plus experience in their sector or industry which the Research Degrees Committee Faculty Review Panel deems to be equivalent.
• Demonstrate competence in the use of the English language.
Write your research proposal
As part of your application, you will need to write a research proposal. This will mean we can properly assess whether DMU’s expertise, facilities and supervisory capacity can support your research needs.
Submit mandatory documents
As part of your application, you will be required to submit a range of documents. Below we have outlined five of the key documents:
As part of your application you need to write a research proposal so that we can properly assess whether DMU’s expertise, facilities and supervisory capacity can support your research needs. This may be the first time you have done this so we have provided the following guidance to help you through the process.
Your PhD proposal should:
• Define a research question clearly
• Highlight the originality and/or significance of your research
• Explain how it adds to, develops (or challenges) existing literature in the field
• Persuade potential supervisors and/or funders of the importance of the work, and why you are the right person to undertake it
• Proposals vary in length, but approximately 3,000 words is generally a good guide
Certificates and transcripts
We require scanned copies of your most relevant academic certificates and transcripts. Documents that are not in English must be provided with a certified English translation.
Two academic references
References must be dated within the last two years. Should your intended route be a DBA or PhD by Extended Professional Practice, one of your references can come from industry/practice. Please could the references be provided in one of the following formats. The below guidance can be forwarded on to your referees:
• Select the PhD/DBA and Fill the Application Form (Click here)
• Send the detailed Profile/ CV to email@example.com
• Submit a reference on headed paper from the referee’s institution/ organisation, signed and dated by the referee.
• We welcome references in other accessible formats such as audio files, braille and captured videos.
• The reference report form must contain full contact details of the referee.
English language proof
Applicants who are required to evidence their English language will need to produce either:
• An IELTS certificate, dated within the last 2 years. The overall score must be at least 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component, or;
• Copy of a Degree certificate from a majority English speaking country, dated within the last 2 years. or;
• WAEC/WASSCE at grade C/6 or above, or;
• NECO grade C/6 or above.
Required a clear copy of the photo page of your passport that details your passport number and nationality.