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How to Apply


The University's Graduate Admissions website has all the information you require to make a formal application for the PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies.

Please complete and send the PhD Enquiry Form, including your cv and detailed research proposal, to the Centre Administrator ( who will then advise you further. Please do NOT contact the Centre Directors or prospective supervisors directly as they are unable to respond to individual queries about PhD application.

In summary, you will need to provide for your application:

  • a completed Applicant Portal application.
  • 2 academic references.
  • 1 personal reference (only if you are applying for the GATES Cambridge Scholarship).
  • academic transcripts
  • evidence of your competence in English (only in the case where English is not your native language).
  • You should include a statement (approximately 3,000 words) of your research proposal, including aims and methods, sources and the location of the proposed research. You should explain why the topic is important and innovative and what existing literature it contributes to. Include with your statement a listing of specific resource needs for your research (such as travel budget, fieldwork etc.) and an outline of any experience (including employment and non-academic experience) relevant to your application.

Admissions deadlines

Applications for 2018-19 will open on Monday 4 September 2017.  The deadline for admission for October 2018 is 15 March 2018.

Please note that many Funding deadlines are earlier than the course application deadlines.


The annual University Composition Fee (UCF) is levied by the University for the teaching and supervision you will receive for this course. Please note there are other fees to take into account. Read more...