PhD Study

Working closely with academics in one of our research areas and supported by our commended Graduate School you will have an excellent experience here in Ipswich as a PhD student and make a valued contribution to our emergent research community. We work in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to provide PhD courses in the following research areas:

  • Health and Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Business Management
  • Heritage and Education
  • History
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • English
  • Sustainability

Your PhD experience will benefit from our location on the Waterfront in Ipswich and our recent investments in our facilities. 

Graduate School

University of Suffolk graduates

The Graduate School has been formed to support our academic Schools with the recruitment, student experience and skills development of all PhD students.

Research Themes

We are committed to building research excellence through the development of our existing research strengths and the growth of our PhD community. 

Research Degree Applications

University of Suffolk Open Day April 2016

All our postgraduate research students will enrol at University of Suffolk but will also register for their award at UEA.

Research Concordat

The University of Suffolk is involved with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

PhD Supervisor Profiles

Learn more about the University’s PhD supervisors.

Get in touch

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Our People

Andreea has worked for the University of Suffolk since September 2010 as a Research Associate. She became a Senior Research Associate in 2013. Since August 2014, Andreea has acted as the University of Suffolk Research Development Manager. She has a Master degree in Quantitative Ec...

Stef is Head of Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship. Stef leads the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship team, the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre, leads our Business - HE collaborations, Knowledge Exchange, student, graduate and staff entrepreneurship. Stef is a Fello...

Katrina joined the University of Suffolk in October 2017 as the Postgraduate Research Administrator within the Graduate School and deals with all things PhD.  Prior to this, Katrina has worked in Research Administration and Events Management roles for the University of Aberdeen, K...