Northumbria University PhD

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Northumbria University PhD

Northumbria University is one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK. At Northumbria we pride ourselves particularly on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people’s lives, as well as on driving forward new knowledge and understanding across all our disciplines. Northumbria is in the UK top 50 for research power and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university in a national assessment of research quality in UK universities.Postgraduate students are a vitally important part of our research landscape. With over 500 students studying for research degrees (MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate) across the University, we have a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers, supported by excellent facilities in the Graduate School, which oversees all aspects of postgraduate research programmes and provides resources to support them.

Opportunities for postgraduate research are available in all parts of the University, with supervision provided by acknowledged experts.

As a research-rich, business focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence, we are able to offer a range of PhD/MPhil programmes, Research Projects and Studentships throughout the year, across all academic departments.


The Graduate School

The Graduate School is at the heart of the University’s support network for research students and works closely with academic staff in research centres, the University Library, Student Support and Wellbeing, and the Students’ Union, in order to provide support to students throughout their studies. This includes provision of a comprehensive researcher development programme throughout the year, administration of funding schemes to support research activities, and the arrangement of research degree examinations and awards.

Read about our PhD programme and apply online now.