Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Person in university building

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.

Find out more about ARU at an Open Evening

02 Jul 24

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
Prof John Gardner addressing the camera Hear from the Dean of the Doctoral School

Why do a research degree at ARU?

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

More reasons to do a research degree at ARU
Two students looking at each other over a laptop

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 academic expert Discover our research institutes, centres and groups
Small group of students in a university library

Alumni journeys

Read about the experiences of research students at ARU, and the careers they’ve followed after completing a PhD.

Read some of our research graduates' stories
Interior view of the Science Centre in Cambridge - looking from top-floor balcony down into the atrium

Impact and case studies

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

Our research impact and case studies