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Put your knowledge to work

Discover the different postgraduate research degrees available at Portsmouth

Whether you're a recent graduate or an established professional, our research degrees give you the opportunity to put your knowledge to work.

You'll put your thinking to the test and emerge with skills and experience that'll help you go further in your career, whatever your aspirations are.

We're internationally-recognised for the quality of our research, and you can see a snapshot of our recent work on our research features. We're also home to superb facilities across our 5 faculties. And we're developing a creative and collaborative research culture, so whichever research degree you choose, you'll be supported at every step.

There are a number of different research degrees available at Portsmouth too, in a range of different subjects – you can explore them below.

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The University of Portsmouth is a conducive and supporting environment for research and learning. We have students from all over the world here and the weather is fantastic.

Obinwa Ozonze, PhD Computing, Portsmouth Global PhD Scholar

Our research degrees

  • PhD by publication
    A postgraduate degree awarded for research you've already done and had published 
  • Professional Doctorate
    A 'while-you-work PhD', designed for working professionals in the private and public sectors
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine) 
    A 'while-you-work PhD', designed for working professionals in the private and public sectors
  • MRes (Master of Research)
    A degree that allows you to study a subject area in greater depth, while developing your research skills