Applications for admissions and funding for September 2023 entry are now open!
To be considered for the first round of interviews in December you should apply by 23rd November 2022.
Applications received after that will be considered at a later stage, with interview rounds from February 2023.
We actively promote equality, diversity & inclusion and welcome applications from all qualified applicants. Simply stated, our recruitment procedures, our operational policies, our training and supervision are all designed to give each student the same great opportunities.
Applications are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account academic qualifications and relevant experience.
Applicants must have a UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject; or a UK 2:1 honours degree plus a UK Master’s degree, or their international equivalents; or relevant qualifications and experience.
All applicants will be asked to demonstrate a level of English language proficiency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. We accept a wide range of international English qualifications and English language tests. We accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, including a one year Master’s degree, that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country (as defined by UK Visas & Immigration), for entry to the University. Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. For more detailed information, please see the English language entry requirement page.
Successful applicants will be fully funded (tuition fees and stipend).
Documents Required for Application
When completing the online application form it is important to note that some fields limit the length of your submitted text. These are noted below:
- Personal Statement is limited to 3000 characters
- Research Experience is limited to 2000 characters
- Computational Experience is limited to 2000 characters
The system will allow you to submit your text if it is longer than these limits but we will not see the entire statement.
UKRI Eligibility criteria
UKRI has announced that international students will be eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of the 2021/22 academic year and that they will be eligible for the full award – both the stipend to support living costs, and fees at research organisations UK rate (Home fees).
However, it is important to note that UKRI restricts the number of international students that CDTs can take on board to a maximum of 30% of their overall students’ number.
MAC-MIGS has a number of funding opportunities for all applicants and everyone who receives an offer for the programme will receive full funding (both fees and stipend). In order to determine an applicant’s eligiblity for a specfic funding opportinity, it may be necessary for the Recruitment and Administration team to contact you to clarify whether you are an international or home applicant.
If you are uncertain as to whether you are categorised as an international or home applicant, further information can be found here.