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  • Economics PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Undertake original research in a department with a strong international reputation and develop your qualitative and quantitative research skills.

  • Psychology PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Develop your specialist knowledge and conduct a significant piece of research in your chosen field of psychology.

  • Biology PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    We are renowned for our broad range of world-leading and internationally excellent research on animals, plants and microorganisms.

  • Biochemistry PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    We are renowned for our broad range of world-leading and internationally excellent research on animals, plants and microorganisms.

  • Sustainable Futures PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Explore environmental change and the diverse responses needed to foster behaviours, practices and policies which promote sustainability.

  • Education PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Apply your existing education knowledge and skills to different contexts and research activities.

  • Health and Wellbeing PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Explore lifestyle behaviours, such as nutrition, physical activity and substance use, and their impact on public health and risks for chronic diseases.

  • Chemistry PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Research in the Department of Chemistry spans all sub-disciplines, from theoretical physical chemistry to biological chemistry and antibody engineering.

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Study your PhD in a department covering the breadth of mechanical engineering research including automotive, aerodynamics, manufacturing and biomechanics.

  • Physics PhD – 4 years

    This is a full-time postgraduate research course

    Our research has a high international profile, in keeping with the University's position as a leading research institution in the United Kingdom.