Postgraduate Research

We offer a vibrant and world-class research environment, matched by the development and enhancement of excellent facilities, research support and award-winning training opportunities. If you’re looking to undertake a research degree, UCLan’s research community is here to support you and to ensure you achieve your ambitions.

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Research at UCLan - Research Degrees

Research degrees

Opportunities are available in all our Schools to undertake supervised research at doctoral and master's level and most research degrees can be studied on either a full or part-time basis.

Research at UCLan - How to apply

How to apply

UCLan has an established research reputation in a wide range of academic disciplines. You should expect a research degree at UCLan to challenge you. On completion of your research degree you should be in a very strong position for pursuing your chosen career.

Research at UCLan - Graduate Research

Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School supports all postgraduate research students at the University through each milestone of their research degree programme by providing a programme of development activities, networking events and opportunities to showcase research.

Research at UCLan - Research Student Training

Postgraduate Research Student Training

All of our postgraduate research student training is mapped to the four domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, and starts with postgraduate research students completing an induction on arrival through to preparing for their viva voce examination.