Apply for a Postgraduate Research Programme
Applications for research degrees are considered three times per year by our Research Applications Committee. Deadlines for applications are 1 October, 15 January, and 1 May, with the committee typically meeting within one week of the deadline.
Along with the application form, all applicants are to submit the following supporting documents:
- Research proposal
- A writing sample that demonstrates skills commensurate with the nature of the proposed thesis (no longer than 5000 words)
- Official academic transcripts
- PDF copies of certificates of completed studies
- Personal statement
- If you hope to pursue a research programme as part of your ordination process, please also complete this application form for ordination training.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate their English language ability by submitting scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum required overall score for the IELTS (academic) exam is 7.0.
You are also required to furnish us with two academic references from people who can speak knowledgeably of your suitability for the course of your choice. Letters of reference can either be sent directly to the college by your referees or included with your application in sealed envelopes. References should be sent to the attention of the Postgraduate Administrator (email@example.com) at Trinity College.
The personal statement should be no longer than 1000 words and should contain the following: details of your aptitude for study; reasons why you have chosen the programme; details of any practical experience relevant to the programme; relevant responsibilities; periods of study abroad; relevant outside interests; reasons for wishing to study at Trinity College and, where appropriate, reasons for wishing to study in the UK.
If you intend to study on a part-time basis whilst also being employed, we must also receive a letter from your employer indicating their awareness and support of your studies. This may be either submitted directly to the college by your employer or included with your application materials. If you are uncomfortable requesting such a letter from your employer, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explain your situation. It is expected that full-time students will not be employed during their studies.
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