Postgraduate Research

We have numerous research opportunities open to applicants from home and overseas.

Study programmes

PhD Research

Apply for one of many opportunities available to study towards a research degree at Ulster

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil programme is offered across all research areas within the university.

 PhD by Published Work

You may be eligible to apply for the PhD by Published Work which is a one-year programme pulling together themes from your existing publications.


The MRes is a great introduction to research study and is a one-year programme.

Doctor of Medicine

This is research-based degree which is equivalent in level to a PhD

Higher Doctorates

We offer a number of Higher Doctorates for members of staff or graduates of the University

How to apply

Application process for prospective research students

The University admits researchers on the basis of a policy of equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections within the community.

Fees and funding

Ulster University Doctoral College research culture