Applicants for the D.Phil. should have a good first degree, a Masterʼs qualification in Islamic art, architecture or archaeology, and be proficient in Arabic, Persian or Ottoman Turkish. The D.Phil. requires three or four years of full-time study. The first stage in applying to conduct doctoral research is to visit the KRC staff page to identify a possible supervisor from amongst the permanent members of faculty staff whose research interests most closely coincide with your own. Applicants may write to the proposed supervisor at any time, but ideally they will do so at least two months in advance of the main Oxford application deadline, which usually falls towards the end of January of the year in which they are seeking admission. If applicants are unsure of whom to write, they should first contact the KRC Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org.