Research degrees

Otherwise known as a doctorate or PhD, allows you to conduct unique research for solving real-life issues. By choosing to study with us, you’ll not only be immersed in a research community which is supportive and nurturing, you’ll also have access to our rich research network. As one of England’s top research-led universities with 91% of our research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021), we’re renowned for our academic work and the benefit it brings to both society and our students’ learning.

Apply now to join our inspiring community with opportunities to forge lasting links with industry, and undertake pioneering research in 100+ research centres, groups and institutes. If you'd like to receive advance notice of our PhD opportunities due for release this winter, please register your interest.