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Postgraduate research

Join our vibrant, ambitious and growing research community. Choose to study on a research programme with us and from day one, you'll benefit from dedicated workspaces, high quality facilities, and support from our experienced and research-active supervisors.

What our students say: read about the experiences of postgraduate researchers at ARU

What's on offer

Here at ARU, you can study for a PhD, MPhil, MD (Res), PhD by Published Work or Professional Doctorate.

Find out more about our different types of research degrees

Fees and funding

Explore funding options for researchers, including the Doctoral Loan and ARU scholarships.

Find out about fees and funding for postgraduate researchers

How to apply

Find out when and how to apply for a research degree at ARU – and who to contact if you have any questions.

Find out how to apply for a postgraduate research degree
Hear from the Dean of the Doctoral School

ARU Doctoral School

Prof John Gardner, Dean of the ARU Doctoral School, introduces the degrees and support we offer for research students.

Find out more about the Doctoral School
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Find a programme or supervisor

Take a look at our postgraduate research programmes, and find and contact a potential supervisor.

Explore our research programmes Find an expert Discover our research centres and groups

Why study for a postgraduate research degree at ARU?

Join a university whose research has world-leading impact – and benefit from support, guidance and training opportunities from our Doctoral School from day one.

Support and guidance from our Doctoral School Our research environment Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Research news and highlights

Read about our latest research findings and the difference our work makes at local, national and global levels.

Research news Research and innovation highlights
Contact the postgraduate research degree team