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Postgraduate Research

The School provides excellent postgraduate research opportunities, based on the expertise of its staff and state of the art facilities, combined with a student-centred supportive and nurturing environment. Students receive training in transferrable employability skills through our Postgraduate Centre, along with advanced research skills training. This enables our students to fully achieve their research and career aspirations.

As a PhD student you will pursue specialised, ground-breaking investigations, supported by your supervisor, who will be a leading expert in the field. You will have access to local government, schools and hospitals that can facilitate your work and will benefit from the results of your research.

You will be able to apply for funding for conference attendance and international exchanges, to enrich your PhD experience and develop personal networks and collaborations with researchers in other leading universities. Our cohesive and supportive community of more than 50 PhD students runs a peer-mentoring programme and also organises its own annual conference with invited external speakers. Our PhD students are an integral part of our seminar programme and research cluster meetings, and it is expected that new students will contribute to this research culture.

PhD Opportunities

Currently we have one PhD project due to commence January 2016. 

The closing date for receipt of applaictions is Friday 23rd October 2015.

Early in 2016 the School will announce further PhD places and invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for September 2016 entry.

Studying for a PhD in the School

Further Information

If you need further information please contact the Schools Postgraduate Tutor, Professor Teresa McCormack email