There are two ways in which you can become a Research student at Edinburgh Napier University. You can either apply for an Advertised Studentship vacancy or you can present a Research topic of your choosing by applying as a speculative Research degree student. Information on how to do this is detailed below.
How to apply for Advertised Studentship Vacancies
All of our studentship vacancies are advertised on our Vacancies page and on www.jobs.ac.uk.
Please note: All applications for the advertised studentship positions should be submitted using this application form.
We carefully consider each application to ensure that we can provide you with a suitable supervisory team, and that your background & qualifications are suitable. We also always welcome enquiries for studentships on a self-funded, employer-funded or part-time basis.
How to apply as a Research Degree Student
We recommend that you discuss your research interests with the school or Institute associated with your subject area before applying. Then you should complete an application form and two academic references (please ask your referees to send these to us using our Reference form).
You will also need to submit a research proposal. This is an important part of the process as academic staff must be able to assess whether supervisory capacity and resources are available to support your research project. Your proposal should be approximately 1,000 words or 4 pages of A4.
Submitting your application
As well as any documents mentioned previously, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an appropriate English language qualification, acheived no more than two years prior to the expected registration date.
Applicants who have completed a degree level qualification in either the UK or that was taught and examined in English are still required to obtain an appropriate English language qualifcation.
The English language qualifications we accept are:
- IELTS score of at least 6.5 (7.0 for DBA applicants) with no component below 6.0
- TOEFL IBT score of at least 90
- Pearsons Test of English score of at least 60
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English score of at least Grade B
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English score of at least C
Please send all application forms to:
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Admissions and International Support
Student and Academic Services
Edinburgh Napier University
or by email to email@example.com
When we receive your application it will be sent for consideration to the appropriate Faculty. Once the Faculty have made their decision, the Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you by email to tell you the outcome.
When to apply
We accept applications at any time, however most schools restrict their intake of new students to September and February.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or advice about applying for a research degree, or to be put in touch with the relevant school or research institute for discussions about your area of interest.