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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 the University of East Anglia (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 2018
  • Home/EU students - 1 June 2018
  • International students - 1 April 2018

January entry

  • Start Date - 1 January 2019
  • Home/EU students - 1 October 2018
  • International students - 1 August 2018

To apply for a Postgraduate Research degree at the University of Suffolk the Graduate School will need to ascertain whether we could support your research. In order to start the application process please submit the documents listed on the Graduate School page. These documents and any queries should be sent to

Fees 2017/2018

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: