Advice from the Postgraduate Recruitment team

This series of Postgraduate Virtual Open Days offers you the chance to talk to members of the Postgraduate Recruitment team at the University. They will take place regularly from 14:00-15:00, so please see the events schedule for additional dates.

We are happy to answer questions on all aspects of postgraduate study, which might include:

  • Seeking sources of funding
  • The differences between different types of PG course
  • The application process
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Writing a research proposal

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Emily Rozier

    Emily completed a Masters and a PhD at the University. She manages our UK recruitment. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Dr Ruth Léger

    Ruth has completed a PhD at the University. She is a postgraduate recruitment advisor and mentor. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

    Ruth Leger

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Advice from the Postgraduate Recruitment team live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Dr.Eva asked:

I would also like to know when does the sessions start generally in UK.?

Ruth replied:

Hi again Eva,

Generally, courses start and finish in late September/early October. Postgraduate courses run for a full 12 months.

The dentistry programme runs flexibly over the course of 2 years though.

Hope that helps,
Ruth

Dr.Eva asked:

I have completed my BDS course from Bangladesh.I am a migrant of Kuwait as well and i would also like to know if i go on a Visit visa to UK, will i be able to apply directly from there??

Ruth replied:

Hi Eva,

You can apply from wherever you are at the moment, as the whole application process takes place online. You are able to upload all required documents to the application portal. You can find more information about visas here.

You can visit the UK, but that won’t make a difference for your application to the University.

Hope that helps,

Ruth

 

Dr.Eva asked:

Hi..I have just completed my BDS course including my 1 year internship.Now i am planning for a masters course in advance general dentistry . How can i proceed for next year ?

Ruth replied:

Hi Eva,

Thank you for your question. You can find out more about the Advanced General Dentistry programme here. It includes a link to our online application forms, which will allow you to apply for the programme if it is something you would like to pursue.

Please note that this programme is taught and by distance learning. With detailed questions about the course, I would recommend you contact Professor Trevor Burke (agdp-team@contacts.bham.ac.uk), who will be able to help you further.

Hope that helps,

Ruth

Bisi asked:

What is the application process

Ruth replied:

Hi Bisi,

You can find out more about how to apply here.

The following information will usually be needed before a decision can be made on your application:

  • Two academic references (or one if appropriate);
  • Degree transcripts (interim* transcripts);
  • English language test certificate (if appropriate);
  • Research proposal (if appropriate).

Hope that helps,

Ruth