Postgraduate research

Postgraduate Research

We offer four types of research degrees; Masters by Research, PhD, MPhil and Specialist Doctorates. Find the right Postgraduate Research course for you.

Why postgraduate research

Why Postgraduate Research?

Join our open and welcoming research culture here at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Consider Postgraduate Research

Masters by research

Masters by Research

Often studied as a stepping stone to a PhD.

View the subjects on offer



Studying a PhD is the first stage of your academic research career.

Find out what’s involved



A qualification in its own right and your first step to a PhD.

Consider an MPhil

Specialist Doctorates

Specialist Doctorates

For those who already have Masters level qualifications.

See the specialist doctorates on offer

Research areas

Find out what research areas are available here and search for a supervisor with your research interests.

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Funding and scholarships

Help is on hand to support your Postgraduate Research study.

See what funding is available to you

How to apply

Find out the key steps you need to take before applying. 

Apply for your postgraduate research degree

20% Alumni discount

UK and EU Christ Church alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on self-funded Postgraduate Taught Masters and Masters by Research*

View A-Z of Postgraduate taught courses

View A-Z of Masters by Research subjects

*Discount does not apply to Christ Church PGCE courses. However, some PGCE students may be eligible for a tax-free DfE training bursary of up to £25,000.


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