Further the skills and experience you already have with a Postgraduate Research Degree Further the skills and experience you already have with a Postgraduate Research Degree

Once you've completed your online application and submitted it electronically, it will be checked by staff in the Postgraduate Research Service before being sent to academic selectors for consideration. Selection processes differ depending on the type of application you have made.

Research-led projects

Applicants for research-led project opportunities will typically go through a shortlisting process and be interviewed by the supervisory team for the project.

If the project has dedicated funding, the best candidate at this stage will be made an offer including funding such as payment of fees and a stipend.

If instead the project has competition funding then there will be a further stage where a selection panel will compare the best candidates from a large number of projects, usually in similar disciplines. The panel will decide which candidates are the best overall. These candidates will be made an offer including funding such as payment of fees and a stipend. Other candidates may be kept on a reserve list and/or made an offer of a place not involving funding.

Applicant-led projects

If you have written your own research proposal, your application will first be considered by the School Director of Postgraduate Research in the School you have listed on your application form. The Director will match your application to one or more potential supervisors. These potential supervisors will consider the application and will typically arrange to interview applicants who have written a good research proposal in their area of expertise.

If you are seeking funding then there will be a further stage where a selection panel will compare the best candidates who have submitted research proposals within the School and/or Faculty. The panel will decide which candidates are the best overall. These candidates will be made an offer including funding such as payment of fees and a stipend. Other candidates may be kept on a reserve list and/or made an offer of a place not involving funding.

What happens if I am made an offer?

We hope that you will accept the offer and look forward to welcoming you to UEA.

If you have questions about the conditions of your offer please contact the relevant Postgraduate Research Service team via the contact details on your offer letter. Please let us know immediately if you change your postal or email address for correspondence.

Further information on registration and induction will be sent to you, normally no later than four weeks before you start your studies. You will have access to a desk and computer in the Faculty, normally on a hot-desk basis, and central computing facilities around campus. Further to this, having been completed during summer 2014, we are now able to offer dedicated postgraduate Library study areas, further improving the facilities available to research students.

Further advice and help

Our aim is to ensure that our admissions procedures are fair, efficient and clear. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the admissions procedure please email the Postgraduate Research Service or telephone +44 (0)1603 59 1709