Course summary

A PhD is one of the highest internationally recognised academic qualifications that any institution can award. BGU provides opportunities for full or part-time PhD study within its growing community of scholars and healthy research culture. BGU’s emerging success in research, as demonstrated with a small Research Assessment Exercise entry in 2008 and a strong research endorsement for our doctoral-level work from the QAA in 2010, gives us presence within an increasingly research-intensive and competitive sector. Research supervision for the PhD is undertaken at BGU with the degree itself awarded by the University of Leicester.

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Entry requirements

To be considered for a PhD you are expected to hold a minimum of an honours degree and a Master's Award.

We will consider applicants without a Master's Award, providing a particularly strong application and proposal have been submitted.

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the PhD or EdD Programmes, please contact Dr Sheine Peart (

Applications are considered for October and April start dates. For 2022 start dates, the final dates for receipt of applications are as follows.

April 2022: 21st March 2022

October 2022: 22nd August 2022

Applications must be made direct to BGU (Admissions). Click here to download a copy of our application form. Within the application form there is an opportunity to describe your current or proposed research proposal – please click here to view the information we require for this section.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Applications can also be emailed to

Further information

It’s important to know when choosing a university to complete a PhD or EdD with that they have an excellent research department, facilities and resources. Here at BGU we are proud of our research background and support offered to students – click here for more information on our staff, current projects and how we can support you in your research endeavours.

A lot of student finance information is available from numerous sources, but it is sometimes confusing and contradictory. That’s why at BGU we try to give you all the information and support we can to help to throughout the process. Our Student Advice team are experts in helping you sorting out the funding arrangements for your studies, offering a range of services to guide you through all aspects of student finance step by step. Click here to find information about fees, loans and support which will help to make the whole process a little easier to understand.

Please click here to view the regulations and policies surrounding these degrees.