Research degrees

Research degrees

This includes collaborative research with industry, supported by different initiatives, or research which is centred on researchers' interests and the requirements of industry, the professions and other stakeholders.

Researchers may therefore be appointed based on research proposals that are seen to relate to the department and its supported research themes or as part of funded research through Knowledge Transfer Partnership, government and other external funding bodies and associations.

Applications can be made on-line with intakes normally in September and May each year. View further information

Research degree awards

Research degrees awarded by the university include

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Master of Law by Research (LLM)
  • Master of Professional Studies (MProf)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Professional Doctorates

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf)
  • Doctor of International Criminal Justice (DICJ)
  • Doctor of Business Administration - International (DBAInt)

Higher Doctorates

  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
  • Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
  • Doctor of Science (DSci)
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Graduate school

In addition to Masters students engaged in research, the Graduate School within the College of Social Sciences and Arts houses our postgraduate research degree candidates. The school provides support and training for students in order to equip them with the skills, knowledge and techniques required for carrying out their research. View further details 

Funding and scholarships

View information regarding funding opportunities, including scholarships and bursaries

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