Welcome to the Graduate School!

Staffordshire University’s Graduate School is a part of Research, Innovation and Impact Services. The Graduate School helps provide a rich, supportive environment for every research degree student situated in the University’s academic schools. We run induction days for new students, to help them understand how their degree works and what to expect. We also offer dozens of workshops each year to help with students’ professional development. Each year, we help put on the University’s Postgraduate Research Conference, and also host a number of social events where researchers can meet and share experiences. The Graduate School Steering Group is a great way to get involved: help us to improve the University’s provision for research students, and help us to put on new and exciting events.

Interested in a Research Degree at Staffordshire University?

We offer the degrees of MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates in a wide range of research specialisms. A research degree is a high level qualification, which is achieved primarily by a program of research supervised by one of our experts. Such a degree demonstrates that you are a professional researcher in your field, with a broad set of high level skills, ready to join on equal footing the best and brightest.

How to apply

List of areas of expertise, for you to devise your own research project

List of ready to go PhD projects

Fees and funding


Research Degrees Administration, pre-2015 regulations

Research Degrees Administration, 2015 and after

Graduate School Blog (announcements, and calendar of upcoming events)

Graduate School Blackboard site, packed with resources to help students on their research journey (only accessible by current students and supervisors)

Who we are and how to get in touch

Head of the Graduate School: Professor Douglas Burnham

Graduate School Administrators: Theresa Mott and Sunder Sanghera

Email: graduateschool@staffs.ac.uk

Graduate School on Twitter: @su_grad

Postgraduate Research on Twitter: #StaffsPGR

Staffordshire University Postgraduate Society (a cross-disciplinary, academic/social society open to all Staffordshire postgraduate students)


talk to us

Call 01782 294966 or email researchservices@staffs.ac.uk

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