Postgraduate research

We offer a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate study and welcome enquiries from prospective research students.

Key features of postgraduate research

  • degree options include PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research
  • breadth and depth of supervision offered by academic staff at the forefront of their disciplines
  • excellent funding opportunities including AHRC, ESRC, Leverhulme, Wellcome and other awards
  • dedicated support from our own Graduate School
  • good quality research training including the Effective Researcher Development programme
  • lively events programme including our annual postgraduate conference
  • dynamic research environment with strong focus on interdisciplinarity
  • postgraduate facilities including work stations, IT facilities and common room

Considering a research degree?

A research-degree involves carrying out an in-depth study of a particular topic. Whether your are considering a PhD, MPhil or Masters by Research, you will need to pinpoint the area in which you wish to undertake your research and identify members of academic staff who specialise in this area and can offer you supervision. Find out about individual staff members, their research interests, publications and current projects by visiting their staff profiles.

We offer research degrees at our Streatham Campus in Exeter, and also at our Cornwall Campus. Find out more about what's involved in doing your PhD and the career development opportunities on offer.

Further information

More information about undertaking a research degree at the University of Exeter can be found on the University's Postgraduate Study website.