Research degree opportunities at Ulster University

Research degree opportunities at Ulster University

Postgraduate research study at Ulster University provides access to world-class experts and facilities, links to business and industry, and the chance to push the boundaries of your research knowledge to find solutions to real-world issues.

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PRES 2023

PRES 2023

The latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES 2023) has placed Ulster University 4th in the UK for postgraduate researcher satisfaction.

The national benchmarking exercise surveyed postgraduate research students from 105 universities across the UK about their postgraduate research experience.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

In this section

Application process, instructions and advice

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

Funded Opportunities

Funding opportunities for research study at Ulster

PhD Scholarships Competition

Offering the chance for those interested in PhD research to have their study paid for.

Self-funded and Private Sponsor

Want to study on a self-funded basis? Or have a private sponsor?

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.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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

Doctor of Medicine

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

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is offered across all research areas within the University and there are a wide range of funding opportunities.

Higher Doctorates

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