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Research Degree Applications

Postgraduate Research

Thank you for your interest in pursuing postgraduate research at University of Suffolk.

We are pleased to offer the following postgraduate research degrees

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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

Period of study: Full time 3-4 years          Part time 6-7 years

Admission points are October and January. Application forms should be submitted by the following dates:

October entry

  • Start Date - 1 October 2017
  • Home/EU students - 30 June 2017
  • International students - 30 April 2017

January entry

  • Home/EU students - 31 October
  • International students - 31 August

To make an inquiry about our research degress and to ascertain whether we could support your research proposal please submit the initial inquiry form to the Graduate School at . You may find it helpful to view our Admissions-guidance.

Fees 2016/2017

For information on Postgraduate Research fees for Home and EU students visit Home and EU Fees.

Other guidance linked to on this page may not apply - please contact the Graduate School at

Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme

The University of Suffolk Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme has been developed to support and encourage final year undergraduate students and alumni to progress to full or part-time postgraduate taught or research programmes at the University of Suffolk .

Full details of the scheme can be found in the Alumni section of the website.


The University of Suffolk subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online which is all about alternative sources of funding especially charities which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

To access the Alternative Guide visit This is free for all students and staff to use. If you are a prospective student who has applied to us please email the Graduate School at to get a Prospective Student Access PIN.


See also...

For further details of the research strengths and staff expertise in our Faculties please consult the Faculty webpages: