PhD Research

Apply for one of many opportunities available to study towards a research degree at Ulster

You can study for a PhD on a full (3 years) or part-time (6 years) basis and by the end of your programme , you will have produced a body of work that makes a contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.

We have various routes to obtaining a PhD - for example, in some areas you can submit a practical element as part of your submission, such as a piece of art or a musical composition.  You may wish to remain in your home country to carry out your research and we offer a Framework for Distance Research Study for non-UK researchers who wish to study on a part time basis.

In this section

Annual PhD Scholarships Competition

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

Funded Opportunities

Funding opportunities for research study at Ulster

Self-funded and Private Sponsor

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