Abertay is a compact and focused university with a reputation for working effectively across traditional research boundaries.
We're committed to research that delivers real impact for society. Our researchers are solving complex real-world problems, looking at areas including:
Environmental research into sustainable businesses
Using technology to improve cancer drug discovery and to secure our identities online
Understanding the psychology behind the witness testimony of crime victims
Using computer games as investigative tools
Postgraduate Research students at Abertay work alongside experts from a range of discipline areas, posing new questions and finding creative solutions to the problems facing society. Our research students are central to our research community.
The University prides itself on its:
Excellent research environment and researcher training opportunities
Close links with industry, the public and third sectors
Welcoming student support
Pan-University Graduate School, which encourages interdisciplinary working in our next generation of researchers.
Abertay offers a unique postgraduate experience within an environment of discovery and innovation. We offer PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research opportunities supported by expert supervision within a vibrant and multidisciplinary Graduate School and research environment.
There are a number of routes into studying for a Doctorate or Research Masters at Abertay, including:
Postgraduate Research Degree students undertake an independent research project supported by a team of expert research supervisors, and follow a programme of researcher training and professional development, which is tailored to individual needs and aspirations.
A Postgraduate Research degree is a platform for further research study, an academic, research or professional career, and allows you to develop and demonstrate high-level skills and advanced subject expertise.
See below for available research opportunities.
Join us on campus for our Postgraduate Open Evening, on Thursday 4 May, 2023, 5.30pm-7.30pm
If you are thinking about further study in order to advance your career, enter a new field completely, or to enter the world of research, come along and find out what we can offer.
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Join our vibrant research community and study for a Postgraduate Research Degree. Please click on the appropriate link for further information and details on how to apply.
Learn more about the funded PhD and Research Masters projects available.
Learn more about research opportunities, entry requirements, submitting a research proposal, English language requirements, and applying for a visa.
Our Graduate School is a dedicated facility providing support, training and professional development opportunities to a vibrant postgraduate community
The University is committed to all seven principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
Learn more about postgraduate funding, find an Abertay academic or explore Our Research.
Find out how our researchers explore and innovate within and across discipline boundaries.
Find staff and their areas of expertise by using the searchable directory.
Find out about our inclusive approach to the REF assessment.
Search our research publications, outputs and open data as well as profiles of researchers at Abertay University.
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