Thinking of applying for a Postgraduate Research Degree?

At USW, you can choose to study postgraduate research at either Doctoral or Masters level.

You will conduct an individual research project on an approved topic and be supervised by academic staff with expert subject knowledge. 

You will have access to a calendar of skills development opportunities to support you in your research.

If you study full-time you will be expected to spend around 35 hours per week on your research. 

If you study for a professional doctorate, you will normally be required in addition to undertake modules or structural components and complete assessments as part of your degree. You should refer to individual programmes for details and read our frequently asked questions.

Apply online

You can apply for research degrees online. Before you apply, you should take a look at our Information for Applicants.

Application enquiries

Please note it may take up to eight weeks for a decision to be made on your application. The reason for this is that your research proposal will normally be reviewed by two members of academic staff and you will be required to attend an interview before any offer of a place is made. 

Should you wish to enquire about the status of your application, please contact the Graduate School.

Admission contacts

For Computing, Engineering and Science, please contact:

Llinos Spargo 
Tel: 01443 483568

For Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, please contact:

Alison Crudgington 
Tel: 01443 654269

For Creative Industries and Life Sciences / Education, please contact:

Jane MacCuish 
Tel: 01443 482788

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