Our research is world leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on specialist sectors and collaboration with industry and government we help change the way society thinks, works and learns.

You can be a part of this by studying a research degree at ߣߣƵ – either by undertaking a bespoke research project, applying for one of our research degrees or by considering one of the funded research opportunities below.

These are often full-time over three years although part-time opportunities also exist

Support during your study

Throughout your studies, you will benefit from the support of experienced faculty and from the stimulation that comes from being part of a vibrant research community. You will work with your supervisor in partnership; your supervisor will provide guidance on the nature of research and the standards expected, and you will have the opportunity to develop into a fully competent researcher, using the wide range of resources available at ߣߣƵ.

Search for research opportunities by selecting your area of interest below or by using our search.




Diversity and inclusion

At ߣߣƵ, we value our diverse staff and student community and maintain a culture where everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect. This is reflected in our University values of ambition, impact, respect and community. We welcome students and staff from all backgrounds from over 100 countries and support our staff and students to realise their full potential, from academic achievement to mental and physical wellbeing.

We are committed to progressing the diversity and inclusion agenda, for example: gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through our Athena SWAN Bronze award and action plan; we are members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day. We are also Disability Confident Level 1 Employers and members of the Business Disability Forum.

Alumni scholarship

ߣߣƵ alumni registering for a self-funded research degree may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 20% of the total fee.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded studentships

Sharing data

UKRI would like to have a better understanding of the students its training provision attracts and supports. Diversity information on all applicants/recruits applying for UKRI funded studentships will be shared with UKRI. The data will be aggregated and will not be shared as individual data or used to report on individuals or specific universities. The data will be used to analyse general trends in student populations across UKRI's portfolio.

UKRI international fees

UKRI funded studentships are open to both home and international students. Please refer to ߣߣƵ's policy on UKRI international fees for research degrees.