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How to apply

To be considered for full funding, candidates applying to start a programme from October 2021 must submit their University application(s) via the online application system for the programme(s) they wish to be considered for by 12 noon (UK time) on Friday 08 January 2021. 

Programme titles available in NDORMS are:

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by an academic panel and are required to give a 10-minute presentation as part of the interview.

The Graduate Studies office will notify shortlisted candidates of the date of the interview. Applicants will need to be available for the interview dates and will have an opportunity to visit the laboratories. For overseas students, interviews can be conducted on Skype only.


Divisional Competition (more information on this here)

  • Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January 2021.

 Non-divisional Competition (for candidates not short-listed for the Divisional competition but who still wish to be considered for admission; more information on this here)

  • Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th February 2021. 

Further information can be obtained from Department's Graduate Studies Officer.