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Postgraduate research

The recruitment of exceptional postgraduate students from the UK and around the world is central to our research philosophy. Students are active across the range of research subgroups and are funded from a range of sources (for example: self funded, industry, charity, sport as well as Welsh, UK and EU government). Our research students have access to state-of-the-art facilities; have dedicated office space and are encouraged to present their work at national and international conferences.

We welcome UK and International applications for PhD or Masters by Research study in one of our areas of expertise. You can study full or part time, on campus or remotely (depending on your area). If you're a professional with an existing body of work, you may be eligible for a PhD by Portfolio. We also offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate sport degrees.

Postgraduate researchers are assigned a supervisory team who have the expertise and experience to support them in their studies. Supervisors will help you to shape your doctoral research project, advise you on creating networks and establishing your career.

You can apply at three points in the year:

  • For October admissions, the closing date for applications is 1st May; notification of decision is 1st July.
  • For January admissions, the closing date for applications is 1st October; notification of decision is 1st December.
  • For April admissions, the closing date for applications is 1st January; notification of decision is 1st March.

You can find our tuition fees for postgraduate research here and more information on our Graduate School site. If you have any questions about postgraduate research please contact Jane MacCuish in the Graduate School. 



Postgraduate Research Stories

Tom Owens' PhD is exploring the link between concussion and dementia. He is with current professional and retired rugby players.

PhD student Tom Calverly is investigating the possibilities of using HIIT to counter cognitive decline and dementia.