Postgraduate research is an integral part of the University. The research you undertake will not only build on your knowledge of your subject but the wider direction of research at the University: over half of all submissions to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework included work from PhD researchers.A PhD can be the start of an academic career, or a way of developing your skills and expertise, providing a gateway to higher level roles in industry. Whatever your motivation it will be a journey which will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. You will be encouraged, challenged and supported throughout your time here, and the relationships you will create will continue as you progress through your career.
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