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Join our diverse and international community of researchers.

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As a postgraduate researcher in the IDEA Centre, you'll have access to many different funding opportunities to help support your studies.

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Postgraduate research

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Research degrees

Our research degrees allow you to conduct extended independent research into a subject of your choice. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of your field, and make a meaningful contribution to it in return.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 80% of the University’s research was deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent. As a research student with us, you’ll be a valued part of this innovative community.

There are two ways to join us as a research student. You can study for an MRes, which allows you to undertake research at Masters level, or you can pursue a PhD, which involves more extensive research for a longer period.

Enhance your studies

We’ll help you make the most of your time with us, whether you’re studying on campus or from a distance. You’ll have access to funding opportunities, careers guidance, skills training, and more.


in the UK for research power

(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Researching with us

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Your career and development

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Funding and scholarships

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