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Subject communities

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​​​​​​​​​You can study all kinds of topics within these subject communities​, in a postgraduate research environment that brings together staff expertise and students with common interests and aspirations​​. There's a lot of opportunity for cross over between subject communities – and we actively encourage interdisciplinary, theoretical​ or practice-based research approaches. 

Accounting, Finance and Law

Allied Health Professions

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences


Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

Communications and Journalism

Countryside and C​​ommunity

Creative Computing



Engineering Technologies

Environmental and Biological Sciences

Film and Television

Literary and Critical Studies

Marketing, Events and Law

Music and Media


Performing Arts and Production


Psychological Sciences

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Social Sciences

Social Work and Social Care

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Technical and Applied Computing

​Take a look at the different qualifications you can apply for under each subject community by visiting our postgraduate research degrees page, visit our online prospectus or find out how to apply for a research degree​.