How to apply

Choosing The University of Manchester for your postgraduate research gives you the chance to carry out your studies in a world-class institution, among respected academics. We are dedicated to carrying out research that will have a significant impact on the world around us.

In this video guide, our Humanities Doctoral Academy will explain the main application steps, admissions requirements and funding opportunities for PGR study in The Faculty of Humanities (please note, this video guide has been prepared for September 2024/ January 2025 entry).


The below sections detail the main stages of the application process. We recommend that you read all guidance fully, so that you know what to expect when you apply to us.

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the Humanities Doctoral Academy in the University of Manchester.

We wish you the best of luck with your application, and hope to welcome you to Manchester soon. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact the Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions team:

Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 1200