Ulster is a dynamic and innovative research institution and we are proud of our excellent track record in the education and training of researchers.
Our doctoral graduates can demonstrate outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and making breakthroughs of relevance to the economic, social and cultural development of society.
We combine academic excellence and expertise with a focus on applied research - innovation, and knowledge transfer. Our established research culture underpins our teaching and learning and through our Office of Innovation we have become a successful, business-facing university.
We submitted 25 different units (subject areas) for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the quality profile of 86% of our research was judged to be of international quality. Ulster is the only University in the UK where 100% of the research within Nursing and Celtic Studies is of international quality. We continue to build on our success in collaboration with students, businesses, external funders and all those in the wider community interested in achieving outstanding research results.
All the information you need if you are interested in pursuing research at the University of Ulster.
The Ulster Institutional Repository is a digital archive containing the details of research produced by University of Ulster staff and researchers.
Take a look at our Research Institutes which pursue interdisciplinary research across School and Faculty.
Translating our knowledge and technology into marketable products and services in the most effective and timely manner possible.
PhD and MRes Studentships which are currently available at the University of Ulster.
Research study programmes which are listed within our online prospectus. Take a look and see what is available.
Thinking of applying? You’ll find all the necessary information and guidance here when applying for Research Study at the University of Ulster.
Sources of publicly funded awards for full-time postgraduate research study in Northern Ireland.
Information and useful links for prospective and current research students at the University of Ulster.
Take a look at our Research Graduate Schools which are aligned within each of our six Faculties.
Innovation Ulster Ltd manages our market-leading consultancy business, directs the University’s investment in technology and incubates our high-growth spin out companies.
Information and useful links for University staff, Supervisors and Examination Panel Members.
An annual scheme which recognises the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of our staff members and which assists in the development of excellent researchers.
Our Research Office advises on and supports applications for grants and contracts and administers the recruitment, admission, registration, progress and examination of research students.
Have a research related question and need to contact us? Our Research Office staff are eager to help.