Research degree opportunities and how to apply
Choose City for your research degree and you will be in good company. Over 30% of our students are studying at postgraduate level, creating a community of around 3,000 postgraduate students that includes over 500 doctoral students.
Be inspired and supervised by our academics, who include some of the world's leading thinkers and pursue your chosen field of study in a stimulating, supportive environment.
2014 Research Excellence Framework and funding success
The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 were published on 18th December 2014. The REF 2014 is an exercise to assess research quality at all UK higher education research institutions. Data published by HEFCE show that 75.7% of City's submission to the REF was rated as being of world leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.
In addition, the institution wins on a regular basis major funding from Research Councils, the European Union, professional bodies, charitable foundations, industry and commerce.
A supportive environment
We encourage a culture of discovery and enterprise and provide a range of ways to support you as a research student and ensure that your time at City is positive and inspiring.
- We provide a comprehensive suite of training opportunities for research students, including induction days, seminars and opportunities to present your research, developing research skills and Researchers' Development Days.
- Our Research and Enterprise team can help you take advantage of opportunities for knowledge and technology transfer arising from your research and develop broader enterprise skills.
- Our Accommodation Service will help you find somewhere to live. We have special accommodation for postgraduate students.
Follow these links for further information about City facilities and Services for Students. These include Career and Skills Development, Library and IT services, the City Health Service, Saddler's Sports Centre and help for people with disabilities.