Research Institutes

  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Research areas:


    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • A network of new Research Institutes has been established bringing together the collaborative research interests of individual academics into Institutes focussing on interdisciplinary research. 

    These Research Institutes span a wide spectrum of areas and are or have the potential to be world leading. 80 new academic staff members (from Lecturer to Professor) are being recruited to enhance and expand current capability and capacity.