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Research degrees

Applying to study for a PhD with us

We offer two research degrees at PhD Level:

These PhD degrees span a diverse range of areas reflecting the multi-disciplinary strengths of our staff. Please click on the PhD course in which you are interested to find out more.

PhD Enquiries

Whilst applications are made directly to Postgraduate Admissions, we recommend contacting us beforehand to discuss your research proposal.

For Social Policy and Social Work, and Social Work PhD programmes, please contact:
Dr Khursheed Wadia
Admissions Tutor
024 7652 3970

For Adult Education and Lifelong Learning PhD programme, please contact:
Dr Barbara Merrill
Director of Graduate Studies
024 7652 3787

ESRC Studentships

Find out how to apply for an ESRC studentship to help fund your doctoral studies.

Our academic staff are:

Find out more about the research interests of our academics on our Staff research interests page.

Discover what our current PhD students are researching