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How to apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree

SRUC offers funded postgraduate research opportunities through a variety of different funding sources. 

Funded studentships are advertised in the Vacancies section of our website, where full details of the studentships, eligibility criteria and application process can be found.

Other useful sites to search for studentships are: 

The majority of funded studentships tend to be advertised between April-October each year but occasionally studentships are available at other times so it is worth checking our website regularly.

It is also possible to apply as a self-funding research postgraduate student at SRUC.

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree at SRUC, you will need to provide the following information:

  • A CV, including your qualifications (for a PhD you will be expected to have an upper second class or first class honours degree).
  • Evidence of proficiency in English e.g. TOEFL at 580 (paper based), or 237 (computer based), IELTS at 6.5, or CPE. 
  • Proof of funding e.g. a letter from a funding agency confirming the award of a scholarship.
  • Reports from two academic referees. 
  • Some indication of your research interests. Ideally, students would provide a one page description of the topic they wish to pursue.

UK Government Requirements For Overseas Postgraduate Students 

The UK government has introduced new requirements for certain non-EU/EEA (including Switzerland) national postgraduate students. 

Applicants for PhD and MSc by research programmes in Science and Technology are now required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate, prior to applying for a visa.

Full details, including a list of subject areas affected, are available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ATAS page.

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