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Postgraduate research

We attract students from all walks of life and this helps to create a vibrant and dynamic postgraduate research environment.

Research degrees offer you the flexibility to carry out your own research project under direct supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study towards a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate (DProf) or MSc by Research.

Our students have access to a wide range of supervisory expertise, training and excellent facilities. The research training you receive will be tailored to your particular needs, which your supervisory team will discuss with you as soon as possible after you arrive.

Our current students undertake research across a variety of topic areas from environment and energy, risk management and sustainability to disaster risk reduction and culture and Community engagement and participation in reconstruction.

If you are interested in applying for the doctoral programme, first of all contact the relevant Research Group Lead or discuss your proposed research topic and to identify a Supervisor. You would also need to prepare a Research Proposal (approximately 1500 words) before you apply online.

For more information, please contact:

Cheryl Batley (Research Support Officer)
0161 295 3071

Dr Chaminda Pathirage (Director of Postgraduate Research Studies)
0161 295 4016