Research degrees

At the University of Derby, excellent research is at the heart of what we do. Our research makes a difference. It informs our teaching and helps to improve the lives of those within our communities, society more generally and across the world.

Why study for a research degree at Derby?

We are committed to research-led teaching and supporting the professional development of our students and academics at all stages of their career.

By joining our active and growing research community, you will be supported throughout your doctoral journey with our comprehensive training programme and a supervisory team from a relevant discipline allocated to you.

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How to apply

Here's everything you need to know about how to join us for your postgraduate research degree.

How to apply for your research degreeHow to apply for your research degree

Contact us

Before you apply for a research degree, please contact:

Research Student Office 
University of Derby 
Kedleston Road 
Derby 
DE22 1GB 

E: pgrstudentoffice@derby.ac.uk 
T: +44 (0)1332 591060

Once you have submitted your application, you are welcome to contact the Admissions Team: 

E: askadmissions@derby.ac.uk 
T: +44 (0)1332 591167