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The School of Natural Sciences has a major commitment to graduate teaching and supervision. The School currently hosts more than 140 postgraduate students carrying out research projects across the 4 disciplines and associated and interlinked research strands.

Download the Research Opportunities brochure here

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Postgraduate Research Students

To explore possibilities for postgraduate research toward an MSc or PhD degree please visit our research page and contact the relevant research group.

Following agreement with a potential supervisor, an application to register must be made. Please read the application procedures.

Research Studentships

Students applying to the research register can be considered for a limited number of New Entrant Awards. Please read the how to apply for the research register.

For specific project studentships please discuss current opportunities and relevant studentship applications with the prospective research group leader.

Students already on the research register can apply for partial financial support for 1 year by completing the application form available here (PDF) and following the procedure outlined on the form. Priority will be given to a student currently in their 3rd year on the register, who is making good progress with their research but needs to continue into their 4th year for completion, and for whom financial support may have ceased after 3 years.

Taught Masters Courses

The School currently offers three taught Masters Courses:

Last updated 12 July 2017 Natural Sciences (Email).