What's on offer?
Find out more about the variety of PhD and MRes research degree programmes on offer at Ulster University.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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.
If you are a member of staff or have a close link to the University, with a body of research already published, 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.
Find out more under Appendix 2 and 3 in the Research Studies Handbook.
Master of Research (MRes)
The MRes is a great introduction to research study and is a one-year programme for those interested in going on to a career in research or even as preparation for a PhD.
Find out more in Research Studies Handbook.
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
The MD is for those who have held a qualification registrable with the General Medical Council for at least three years.
We offer a number of Higher Doctorates for members of staff or graduates of the University in recognition of distinguished contributions to scholarship or original research.
Full details on how to apply for the degrees of Doctor of Science (DSc), Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Fine Art (DFA) and Doctor of Music (DMus) can be found under Appendix 5 in the Research Studies Handbook.
Upon enrolment, all research students will receive a Research Studies Handbook for information.