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How to apply, Entry Requirements & Programme Information

A full list of our taught and research postgraduate courses can be accessed here.

As a Postgraduate Research student you will be studying towards a degree validated by the University of Chester but your primary enrolment and programme base will be at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Online Application Process

A direct link to the online application system is here: University of Chester's admissions system

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to complete a PhD are normally required to enter the programme via an MPhil route and undergo a transfer to PhD process during their studies.

In order to be admitted as a candidate for MPhil, or MPhil with a possible transfer to PhD an applicant shall be required to:

a) Possess an honours degree from a recognised Higher Education Institution, normally with at least upper second class honours (2:1), or a master’s qualification, or an academic or professional qualification which the University deems to be equivalent. Please note that we will not be able to progress an unconditional offer for the programme without a final, official transcript of results.

b) Demonstrate competence in the use of the English language. A minimum IELTS Score of 6.5 overall at entry with no less than 6.0 in any component is required for students whose first language is not English or Welsh. Candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their IELTS certificate prior to admission. The certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the course start date.

Applicants who have achieved their undergraduate/postgraduate degree(s) in a recognised UK/English speaking country are normally exempt from this requirement, and if so, the qualification cannot be more than 2 years old from the intended course start date.

If an IELTS certificate is required, please ensure that your test is taken at a UKVI approved centre with a UKVI number and that the certificate is UKVI approved for academic purposes.

Programme Information

Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers generic and subject specific research training. In addition to University Research Centre Seminars, the Researcher Development Programme is designed to assist with your skills base as you progress with your research, and later the production of your thesis, and preparation for your Viva Voce (oral examination).

The set of generic and subject specific programmes support you in your research. These include IT skills, presentation skills, information retrieval and library skills and the handling of Intellectual Property issues. Research training seminars are run throughout the year. It is a requirement of the programme that you engage in Research Skills Training.

Modes of Study

The normal minimum and maximum periods of registration for a research degree programme are:

Full-time candidates  
Degree              
Minimum period of registration                  
Maximum period of registration for thesis submission              
 MPhil  1 year  4 years
 PhD  2 years  4 years

 

Part-time candidates  
Degree              
Minimum period of registration                  
Maximum period of registration for thesis submission              
 MPhil  2 years  6 years
 PhD  4 years  7 years

 

If you have any questions before making an online application, please contact us by email on mphil-phdadmissions@glyndwr.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)1978 293063. 

 

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