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Research students

Prospective Research Students

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.

We look forward to meeting you.

Research at UCLan - Research Degrees

Research degrees

Opportunities are available in all our Schools to undertake supervised research at doctoral and masters 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

The research support infrastructure deals with issues relating to postgraduate research students (PGRS) across the University. We are also responsible for research development including research student and research staff training, production of the University’s research magazine - BreakThrough, and systems to support ethical approval.

Research at UCLan - Research Student Training

Research Student Training

All our research staff and student training is mapped to the four domains of the Researcher Development Framework, and starts with research students entering the door, continuing up to our eminent Professoriate. For all research student and staff training enquiries, please contact Emma Sandon-Hesketh, Head of Research Development and Support.