Apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree

Begin your application now to study at UEA on a Postgraduate Research Degree or Professional Doctorate.

For a full database of PhD studentships, Professional Doctorates and other research degrees see our course search. For research themes and advice on writing proposals, see our Postgraduate Research pages.

Great advice on all postgraduate research matters is available by emailing the Postgraduate Research Service or by speaking to the team on live chat.

We also recommend looking at the relevant School of Study to search for supervisors in your area of interest before you apply.

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General Admissions Information for Postgraduate Research Degrees

Carefully read the details of your chosen course and make sure that you meet its specific entry requirements. You can easily access this information using our course search

All students must also meet UEA’s entry requirements for Postgraduate Research Degrees, so they’re worth a look too.

Find out more about country-specific qualifications needed to apply for courses at UEA and International Fees and Scholarships.

Please be aware that Chinese applicants using email servers, and may have difficulty receiving messages from the University of East Anglia. If you use one of these email providers and believe you should have received a decision please contact:

If you prefer to submit a postal application please contact or call +44(0) 1603 591709.

If this situation arises, we completely understand that you may want to know why your application wasn’t successful at UEA. You can apply to receive feedback by writing to us within three months of the date you received notification that your application was unsuccessful. Our Admissions Office will then provide personal feedback, in writing, normally within 15 working days of receiving your request, unless they notify you otherwise.

For more detail on this process, explore our Feedback Policy.

Appealing decisions is well within your power, so long as your application has not been rejected on academic grounds. You can request a formal review in writing of the final decision made on an application. To do this, you need to email the University Postgraduate Research Admissions Office ( and detail the reason(s) why you are making an appeal.

The Admissions Office will then conduct a thorough review. They will ensure that all information within your application is taken into account: ensuring zero misinterpretations and 100% correct procedures. This takes 10 working days, after which you’ll hear whether the appeal has been upheld, or rejected.

For more information, please see our Postgraduate Research admissions policy.

You can cancel your application at any time by logging into your admissions account and withdrawing your application. If you have any questions please contact the University Postgraduate Research Admissions Office on

If you are an international applicant and have paid your deposit, please refer to our refund policy.