PhD and Research Masters Projects

PhD and Research Masters Projects 

Current Studentships:



Previous PhD and Research Masters Projects are listed in our Studentship Archive.

DUE TO OPEN = Studentships will be advertised shortly.
CLOSED = We are now closed for applications. 
OPEN = Abertay invites candidates to apply for the studentship advertised on the Jobs page and through

Entry Requirements

A related Masters level qualification is desirable but not essential, but candidates must have, or expect to obtain a first class or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline as detailed above for each studentship. 

Developing Your Own Research Proposal

As well as applications for a specific funded project Abertay welcomes enquiries and applications from prospective research students for Research Degrees in a range of subject or interdisciplinary areas and on topics across different Divisions. Information on how to develop your own research proposal can be found here


Contact Us

For more information about how to apply for one of these studentships or for any other questions about Research Degrees, please contact the

English Language Requirements

Applicants who are non-native speakers of English, the University requires IELTS of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or an equivalent qualification accepted by the Home Office.

Applicants whose first language is not English or where the First or Masters Degree was not taught in English, are required to hold a suitable English language certificate.

Applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa are required to provide one of the following English language certificates:

  • West African at B(4)
  • NECO at B(4)
  • IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0*

In addition, applicants who do not need a Tier 4 visa or are EEA Nationals are permitted to use one of the following:

  • TOEFL 80 with no band less than 18*
  • Pearson’s PTE 61 with no band less than 56*

*The University can only accept these qualifications if they were completed 2 years prior to the start of the programme.

How to Apply

Details of open calls are advertised on the Abertay Jobs page and, and candidates MUST apply via this route. Shortlisted candidates will typically be invited for an interview at Abertay University.

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Learn more about our Postgraduate Research application process, and explore the available funding options.

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Developing Your Own Research Proposal

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

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Postgraduate Research Funding

Discover more information on funding a research degree, including undertaking studentships or applying for scholarships.

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