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.
How to Apply and Further Information
Enquiries about research study at Bishop Grosseteste University should be directed in the first instance to Dr Caroline Horton, Academic Coordinator for the PhD Programme:
Tel: +44 (0)1522 583770
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
Accreditation for Prior Learning
If you’ve recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification, this may mean that you’re not required to undertake a particular module of your BGU course. However this must be agreed in writing and you must apply for this.
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.
We welcome prospective students to visit BGU to experience the campus and life here for themselves. We hold a number of Open Evenings for you to attend – click here for the next available date.
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.