Research Degrees - PhD, MPhil, and Professional Doctorates

We are one of the UK's top research universities and our PhD and MPhil degrees are rooted in our strong research culture

Hear from some of our PhD students and supervisors.

Most PhD and MPhil degree programmes start in September, January or April. Other start dates may be possible and applications can be submitted at any time.

We welcome postgraduate research students from around the world. Please see our Brexit information for any updates regarding the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Part-Time and Distance Learning Degrees

Our flexible PhD and MPhil programmes allow you to complete a research degree around your career.

Most of our PhD and MPhil programmes can be completed part-time. We also have a number of distance learning degrees.

Professional Doctorates

Professional doctorates are equivalent to a PhD but have a focus on a specific professional context.

We offer four professional doctorates.

Open Days and Visits

To enquire about departmental open days and visits, please contact the relevant School/Department.

Take a look at our campus video tour and interactive photo gallery for an idea of what our campus is like.

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