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Postgraduate research degrees

We offer a variety of research degrees and excellent academic supervision ensuring you can progress your area of interest.

​​​​​​​​​Our postgraduate research degree offer caters for a range of study choices and subject interests.

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Our postgraduate research students benefit from joining subject communities that support them to further their interest in a topic, with the support of a supervision team who provide subject and methodological expertise.

In addition to training in research methods to prepare you for furthering your research interests, we support wider professional development, including pursuing a teaching career in higher education.

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire?

You will join a subject community that benefits from staff expertise and students with common interests and aspirations.

We are investing in research through six priority areas aligned with global challenges and our existing areas of research excellence.

In addition to developing subject expertise and access to subject networks, we provide a postgraduate environment with a range of wider development opportunities available in accordance with your needs.

We actively support you to identify your development needs, and connect you with the opportunities to address them through our wider Your Future Plan​ initiative.

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When can you start?

There are two start dates for research degrees: October and February. UK and EU students can study on either a full-time or part-time basis, or, where appropriate, away from the university. International students studying in the UK on a student visa are required to study on a full-time basis.

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Postgraduate taught degrees

Looking for postgraduate taught degrees? 

A taught degree will allow you to develop the vocational skills and knowledge you need to ​​​either enter a specialist field or to climb the career ladder.​