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Choosing a research degree for 2014 entry

A research degree involves sustained, in-depth study of a specific area, which is then written up as a thesis for examination.

Many research students already have a specific research area in mind, or alternatively, a research supervisor they would like to work with.

Already know your research area?

If you already know which area you would like to do your research in, you can browse our subject areas.

You will find details of research conducted in your chosen field and a link to the associated research programmes available in this area.

Alternatively, you can browse our A to Z of research programme titles, or enter keywords or phrases into our search facility to locate your area of interest.

Funded studentships

If funding plays a pivotal role in your decision to undertake postgraduate research, you may want to consider applying for a funded studentship.

There are a number of targeted applications throughout the University to work with specific supervisors and projects.

Applicants may apply for consideration by staff who are in the position to offer either targeted or quota funding.

To find out more, visit our funding pages.

Making your decision

You will also need to consider the following before making your decision:

  • The duration of the programme of study
  • The mode of attendance (i.e. full-time/part-time)
  • The start time of the programme of study
  • If you meet the entry requirements
  • How you will be funding your study