Postgraduate Research Degrees

We offer postgraduate students a wide range of options for independent study, from one year taught degrees to three-year doctoral programmes. Our outward-looking, multi-disciplinary research activities are based on high-quality, challenging and flexible graduate programmes. In undertaking such a programme, you will be joining a thriving and vibrant postgraduate community.

Our Research Degrees

  • MRes (1 year)
  • MTh (1 year)
  • MPhil (1 year)
  • MLitt (Research) (2 years)
  • PhD (3 years)
  • DPT (3 years/ normally 5 years part-time)

All degrees can be taken part-time. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds to work on areas of specialist interest using methods from the arts, humanities and social sciences, including, where appropriate, research through practice. We can offer PhD supervision in a wide range of topics. We recommend that you contact members of staff to discuss your research interests before applying. For staff research interests, please see the relevant staff pages.

Research students work within a strong and well established international research environment which supports a wide range of research activities including externally funded research, seminars and workshops, and organised PG activity.

Graduate students have opportunities to engage in teaching and other activities, and are given support and training both within and outwith the School. All postgraduate students in graduate programmes in the College of Arts & Humanities are required to attend a compulsory Research Training Course. The Graduate School also offers workshops in many aspects of research techniques.