Research degrees

As one of England’s top 10 research-led universities (REF 2014), we're renowned for our academic work and the benefits it brings to both society and our students’ learning. Being part of a university with such a passion for solving real-life issues is incredibly rewarding – it will be hard not to feel inspired by the work going on here.

By choosing to study one of our research degrees, otherwise known as a doctorate, you’ll not only be immersed in a research community which is supportive and nurturing, you’ll also have access to a rich research network which presents the opportunity to forge lasting links with industry. Apply now to join our inspiring community of approximately 1,000 research students, all undertaking pioneering research in 100+ research centres, groups and institutes.