• Please refer to the entry requirements tab below
  • Sep 2024
  • Jan 2025
  • Apr 2025
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • 3 Years
  • 6 Years
  • Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • London
  • Applicants are normally expected to have a first or upper second-class degree or significant relevant experience. Age is usually an irrelevancy and the University of Buckingham’s current doctoral students range in age from those in their twenties to those in their seventies. Academic ability is the only criterion regarded as relevant.

    Wherever possible, students are encouraged to begin their studies at the start of the academic year (in September), in order to be in step with their peers. Where this is not possible, however, entry points exist at the start of each academic term.

    Mature Students

    Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from all suitably qualified students. The University is committed to lifelong learning, and students joining the PhD programme will encounter a wide variety of age-ranges among their peers.

    International Students

    We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.

    The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.

    English levels

    If English is not your first language, please check our postgraduate English language requirements.

    Selection process

    Candidates apply online, sending in their supporting documents, and will be assessed on this basis by the Tutor for Graduate Admissions and the Course Directors.  For help in applying, please contact Mrs Lin Robinson in the Admissions Office on lin.robinson@buckingham.ac.uk She can also arrange for you to discuss your research proposal informally with the Course Directors in advance of your submitting the formal application.

    Student Contract for Prospective Students

    When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University, a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Further details are available online: Read the Student Contract.