Postgraduate Research

Join our vibrant research community and study for a Postgraduate Research Degree.

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.

There are a number of routes into studying for a Doctorate or Research Masters at Abertay, including applying for a specific funded project and by developing your own research proposal

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.

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Research degrees range from masters degrees with a research element to doctoral work – the most advanced form of postgraduate study. 

 

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Research Opportunities

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.

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Funded Research Projects

Learn more about the funded PhD and Research Masters projects available.

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Postgraduate Research Applications

Learn more about research opportunities, entry requirements, submitting a research proposal, English language requirements, and applying for a visa.

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Graduate School

Our Graduate School is a dedicated facility providing support, training and professional development opportunities to a vibrant postgraduate community

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Researcher Development

The University is committed to all seven principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

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More to Explore

Learn more about postgraduate funding, find an Abertay academic or explore Our Research.

Research Strategy and Structure

Find out how our researchers explore and innovate within and across discipline boundaries.

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Staff Search

Find staff and their areas of expertise by using the searchable directory.

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Research Explorer

Search our research publications, outputs and open data as well as profiles of researchers at Abertay University.

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ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Research reveals cybercriminals are leveraging Covid announcements

The new study from Dr Lynsay Shepherd of Abertay’s School of Design and Infor...

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ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Abertay to support 5G innovation hub project

The hub is aimed at driving employment and investment opportunities in the Ta...

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ABERTAY NEWS18/03/2021

Abertay named in top tier of sustainable transport ranking

Abertay University is one of only 10 Institutions to receive top marks

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ABERTAY NEWS19/02/2021

Abertay develops Ethical Hacking module for teachers

Training to benefit computing teachers across Scotland

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ABERTAY NEWS17/02/2021

Abertay to lead on low carbon food and drink innovation

Transform Net-Zero project is funded through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund

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ABERTAY NEWS22/12/2020

Ultrasound used to improve shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables

It's believed to be the first time the process has been used in Scotland

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ABERTAY NEWS20/12/2020

Videogame technology used to enhance cow health at dairy farms

Innovative technology is being used to recognise a cow by the patterns on its...

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ABERTAY NEWS18/12/2020

Online sports coaching “should continue after pandemic”

According to research involving Abertay University

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ABERTAY NEWS16/12/2020

Positive impact for police officers equipped with mobile devices

Abertay University was involved in research assessing the impact

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ABERTAY NEWS15/12/2020

Abertay University named UK Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security

Abertay is the first University in Scotland to receive the award

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ABERTAY NEWS08/12/2020

Unique online lab to investigate Dundee dialect

Psychology lecturer Dr Neil Kirk has launched MINDyourlanguages.com

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ABERTAY NEWS27/11/2020

Insect-based porridge to tackle malnutrition

Abertay is leading a £1 million project to tackle malnutrition in Zimbabwe

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