Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Many of our academics are international leaders in their fields and our research students learn with experts who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.

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The University of Portsmouth Graduate School is the first port of call for information for all postgraduate research students and supervisors. It supports, administers and coordinates training for the MPhil, PhD, and Professional Doctorate and MRes programmes.

The Graduate School provides professional training and high-quality supervision, enabling you to develop your knowledge to equip you for your future career or further research.

Browse our MPhil and PhD subject areas

Current PhD research project opportunities:

Design knowledge, process and expertise in Typography and Graphic Design
Funded PhD Project (UK/European students only)
Application deadline: 14 June 2013

Applications are invited to a three-year PhD studentship at the Centre for Art, Architecture and Design.

For more information please contact: cci@port.ac.uk

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The University of Portsmouth offers a wide range of Professional Doctorates for professionals employed in both the public and private sectors. They are designed for professionals, who have an active interest in work-based research and professional practice issues, wish to attain the highest level of professional and academic achievement and develop their career.

The Professional Doctorate is recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the highest level of professional and academic achievement in their field of endeavour.

On a personal level, the Professional Doctorate will offer personal fulfilment, professional development, career enhancement, and encourage reflective practice.

The programme aims to enhance personal development planning for continuing professional development and encourage an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills. It will provide a knowledge of the range of different research techniques.

Benefits to the workplace

The programme is predominantly work-based and the activities should benefit the practitioner's workplace. The decision to support an individual on this programme recognises their importance to the organisation. Through the projects undertaken it allows organisations to develop new processes and procedures that will be of benefit to the workplace.

These are part-time courses aimed at professionals who are in full-time employment. The programme is delivered in two parts. Part one comprises the taught element and is delivered over approximately two years, whilst part two is the professional research and development project component and takes between two to three years to complete.

Professional Doctorate programmes offered for September 2013 entry

Programmes are offered in the following three broad subject areas:

  • Business Studies - leading to a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
  • Criminal Justice Studies - leading to a Doctorate in Criminal Justice Studies (DCrimJ)
  • Health and Social Care - which includes the following pathways:
    • Biomedical Science - leading to a Doctorate in Biomedical Science (DBMS)
    • Chiropractic - leading to a Doctorate in Chiropractic (DChiro)
    • Health Science - leading to a Doctorate in Heath Science (DHealthSci)
    • Medical Imaging - leading to a Doctorate in Medical Imaging (DMedImg)
    • Nursing - leading to a Doctorate in Nursing (DNursing)
    • Pharmacy - leading to a Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm)
    • Social Work - leading to a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)

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The Master of Research (MRes) Science course is a postgraduate course that will provide applicants with an excellent opportunity to focus their research interests on one or two areas of science whilst also giving them the opportunity to work towards being able to translate their learning into research related outputs (e.g. submission for a peer-reviewed publication, peer reviewed research / knowledge transfer grant application, presentations).

The MRes Science can be studied either full time or part time and will enable students to develop a wide variety of skills, experience, and competence throughout their studies. The MRes will provide a thorough grounding should students consider moving towards Doctoral (PhD) studies, or pursue research related activities as a career.

The course is taught within the Faculty of Science which engages in leading edge research in a variety of areas that include staff from the Schools of Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Work, Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, and Departments of Geography, Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science, run in conjunction with our Graduate School.

Current MRes project opportunities:

Biology MRes Projects

Start date: September 2013

Please download the PDF file for the full list of Biology MRes Projects.

Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences MRes Projects

Start date: September 2013

Please download the PDF file for the full list of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences MRes Projects.

Health Sciences and Social Work MRes Projects

Start date: January 2014

Please download the PDF file for the full list of SHSSW MRes Projects.

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