Self-funded and Private Sponsor


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

If you plan to self-fund your studies or have a sponsor who will fund your research study, you may apply at any point in the year.

2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

PhD/MPhil

World leading - internationally excellent research impact and research environment to pursue doctoral studies
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Art and Design

PhD/MPhil

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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Biomedical Sciences

PhD/MPhil

A centre of excellence conducting pioneering research into human degenerative diseases. Our state of the art research environment is world leading.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Business and Management

PhD/MPhil

The Business School is in the top quartile of UK universities for research.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Celtic Studies

PhD/MPhil

Celtic Studies is an area of high importance with research in the subject being carried out within the Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Communication

PhD/MPhil

The longest-established academic Communication department in the UK, with a vibrant research tradition that produces internationally excellent work.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Computer Science

PhD/MPhil

Providing the opportunity to engage in contemporary research topics and work with leading academics in the field.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Education

PhD/MPhil

Education has an established tradition of innovative development and research and offers supervision within a diverse range of research areas.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme English

PhD/MPhil

Supporting outstanding student focused research degrees in English Literature
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology

PhD/MPhil

Research that is essential for understanding how our planet works and explores the relationships between Earth’s environments and wider society.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme History

PhD/MPhil

A unique opportunity to pursue original research that is your passion with first-class expert support and superb new postgraduate facilities.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Law

PhD/MPhil

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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Linguistics

PhD/MPhil

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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Media Studies

PhD/MPhil

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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

PhD/MPhil

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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Bioengineering

PhD/MPhil

High priority research area focussing on fundamental and applied research associated with Health and sustainable technologies
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Nursing and Health Research

PhD/MPhil

REF 2014 results show that 96% of nursing and health sciences research at Ulster University is of international excellence or ‘world leading’
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Psychology

PhD/MPhil

Offering the opportunity to conduct research in a range of areas with associated training in contemporary research methods
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Social and Policy Sciences

PhD/MPhil

ASPS is a world-leading centre of excellence for applied research that examines complex policy and service dilemmas facing post-conflict societies.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Sport, Physical Activity and Health

PhD/MPhil

We conduct world-leading and internationally-recognised locally relevant and applied research in sport, physical activity and health.
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2017/18

Full-time & Part-time Postgraduate Research programme Transitional Justice Institute

PhD/MPhil

In REF 2014, we were ranked 1st in the UK for impact, with 100% of our research impact rated as world-leading.
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