Abertay is a compact and focused university with a reputation for working effectively across traditional research boundaries. We are committed to research that delivers real impact for society. From environmental research into sustainable businesses, using technology to improve cancer drug discovery and to secure our identities online, to understanding the psychology behind the witness testimony of crime victims, and using computer games as investigative tools, our researchers are solving complex real-world problems.
Postgraduate Research Students work alongside experts from a range of discipline areas to pose new questions and find 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, its close links with industry, the public and third sectors, its welcoming student support, and its 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.
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.
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.
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Search our research publications, outputs and open data as well as profiles of researchers at Abertay University.
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