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 Postgraduate Research 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
  • Education
  • History
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • English
  • Sustainability
  • Psychology 
  • Criminology

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

What is a PhD?

Graduate School

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

Postgraduate Research Themes


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

PhD Applications

PhD Applications

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

Fee Waiver Scholarships

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Learn more about the fee waiver scholarship opportunities we have available.

Research Concordat

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

PhD Student Case Studies

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On this page some of our current postgraduate research students talk about their own areas of research and their experiences at the University of Suffolk.

Our People

Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research and Head of the Graduate School at the University of Suffolk.  She is Professor of Socio-Technical Research and also Director of the Suffolk Institute of Social and Economic Research (SISER).  Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educat...

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...

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...