Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Opportunities are available to study for the degrees of MA by Research and PhD on a full or part-time basis and by distance learning
The Public Services section is at the forefront of research and teaching on the governance, management and delivery of services in the public and private sector and civil society. The team’s expertise includes public sector management, housing policy, community and civil society service delivery and crisis and disaster planning.
Topic areas include:
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
For queries, please contact:
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document [doc link] and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.