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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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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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.

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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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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 NEWS12/03/2020

BLOG: The UK’s failure to ensure equal access to books for the print-disabled

An opinion piece by lecturer Jade Kouletakis

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ABERTAY NEWS28/02/2020

Research project to tackle poor nutrition through videogames

Food Gaming For Active aGeing aims to improve the nutrition of people over 55

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Study reveals link between income inequality and French kissing fr

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First projects revealed for InGAME voucher scheme

Dundee R&D centre to drive innovation through games and media

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ABERTAY NEWS06/01/2020

SPOTLIGHT ON: Bioethics expert calls for research into genetically-modified babi

Dr Kevin Smith said the creation of GM babies was not only ethically justifia...

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ABERTAY NEWS16/12/2019

Abertay unveils £5.5m videogames and cybersecurity space

New School of Design and Informatics hailed 'an investment in Scotland's future'

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ABERTAY NEWS11/11/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Digitised faces reduce shoplifting risk at self-service checkouts

A study found that human-like face resulted in fewer instances of dishonesty

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ABERTAY NEWS05/11/2019

Prestigious Physics honour for Abertay lecturer

Dr Ben Jones has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Physics

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ABERTAY NEWS21/10/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Tayyaba Nafees

Tayyaba has gone on to run an extremely successful business

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ABERTAY NEWS01/10/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: The cyberQuarter project

A major upcoming research and development centre

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ABERTAY NEWS24/09/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Research finds brain treats dialect as language

The study looked at the distinctive Dundee dialect

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ABERTAY NEWS11/09/2019

Legendary Juventus defender says Masters degree made him a better footballer

It follows research from Abertay University

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