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Please complete the online self-funded research degree application on our e-Recruitment website.
You will need a minimum 2:1 or equivalent Bachelors degree in an appropriate subject. High grade point average bachelors degree for international applicants. Further research experience or a Masters degree is preferable.
Projects which Harper Adams staff have obtained funding for will be advertised on our Vacancies website. Other sources of funding include charities or overseas students with funding from their own Government. Applicants from Commonwealth countries may be eligible for a Commonwealth Scholarship.
Visit our Finance pages for information on the current fees for research degrees and other postgraduate programmes. You will also find lots of useful information on scholarships and other sources of funding.
The minimum period of study for a PhD is 2 years and for an MPhil 1 year 3 months. However, most projects will take at least 3 years for PhD and 2 years for MPhil. Some projects with lengthy animal or crop field experiments may take up to 4 years.
Please check our list of projects for self-funded applicants. Individual programmes are negotiated with the prospective Director of Studies.
Normally international students are only accepted for full-time study.
Visit our International Office English Language Requirements page for the minimum entry requirement on to all courses offered at Harper Adams University.
You can view a list of some of the current research that is being undertaken at Harper Adams University, or take a look at some of the potential projects for self-funded applicants that could be undertaken here.