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 is currently being undertaken within our academic schools and the research projects we have completed.

Find out more


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

We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

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