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Postgraduate Research

The recruitment of exceptional postgraduate students from the UK and around the world is central to our research philosophy. Students are active across the range of research subgroups and are funded from a range of sources including self, industry, charity, European Social Fund and the DTA. 

We welcome UK and international applications for PhD or Masters by Research study in one of our areas of expertise. You can study full or part time, on campus or remotely. If you're a professional with an existing body of research, a PhD by Portfolio could be the route for you. 

Postgraduate researchers are assigned a supervisory team who have the expertise and experience to support them in their studies. Supervisors will help you to shape your doctoral research project, advise you on creating networks and establishing your career.

You can find our tuition fees for postgraduate research here and more information on our Graduate School site. When you are ready to submit an application, this is how you do it and how it will be considered.


Benefit from our expertise

  • Almost two thirds of our research is recognised as either world-leading or internationally excellent overall
  • 80 percent of our research is recognised as world-leading in terms of its impact
  • The University of South Wales is 8th in the UK for world leading research in social policy and criminology – and top in Wales


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