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Postgraduate Research Programmes

Researcher at Queen's

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. 

Queen's is committed to enhancing research training and teaching, and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

By Research and Thesis

Admission to a research degree (MPhil/PhD) normally requires at least a good second class Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. You may register for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) if you complete satisfactorily a period of enrolment as an undifferentiated research student. If you are not a graduate, you may still be admitted provided you hold a diploma or other qualification which the University deems to be the equivalent of a degree.

Students at Queen's

You may study for the degree on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisor appointed by the University. If you are a full-time student you must attend the University for a period of not less than two academic years.

You will generally be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration, and you will not normally be allowed more than four years in which to submit your thesis.

If you are a part-time student you must attend the University for a period of not less than four academic years and you must satisfy the University concerned that you will be able to meet your supervisor regularly, typically at least once a semester. You will normally be expected to submit your thesis at the end of four years of part-time registration, and you will not customarily be allowed more than eight years in which to submit your thesis.

For both full-time and part-time students time spent in the achievement of a Master’s degree will not be counted as part of the specified period of enrolment.

To find the most suitable Research Programmes for you visit our Course Finder.