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How to Apply for a Research Degree

Before applying for a research degree, please take a look at our current research for an overview of the areas in which Bangor Business School can offer research supervision. If your proposed topic is not included in this document, please contact us at so we can discuss your application further.

There are two ways to apply: either through our Online Admissions Service, or by filling in a conventional application form. Both methods can be accessed online here. Please ensure that you have read the guidance notes before completing your application (these can be found on the admissions process page).

As part of your application you will need to submit a research proposal of 1,500-2,000 words. The proposal should include details of anticipated resource requirements and proposed research methodology.

Entry requirements

For PhD: A Masters degree in a relevant subject (we normally require a Distinction).

For MPhil: A First or upper-second class degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business or Management).

English language requirements: For international applicants, the English Language requirement is an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no individual score lower than 6.5) or a Pearson PTE score of 67.