PhD and Postgraduate Research opportunities at the University of Dundee – apply now

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The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. We build on our success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and equipping our staff and students with the means to create real-world impact. Dundee’s collaborative approach to teaching and research is reflected in the close-knit community on campus, making Dundee an excellent place to live as well as work and study. We currently have over 16,000 students and 3,000 members of staff from around 150 countries.

We have some of the best researchers in the world working for us, developing ideas that make a positive impact and difference to the lives of people, the economy and the planet.

Dundee’s research is highly rated by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2022), which assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by universities across the UK. Dundee was, once again, named the top UK University for biological sciences, and achieved excellent results across disciplinary clusters of Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, and Engineering – all of which ranked in the UK top 30. Furthermore, 84% of the University’s research was found to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Research areas at University of Dundee:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Architecture
  • Anatomy and human identification
  • Archives and records management
  • Art and design
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Business, management, and marketing
  • Civil engineering
  • Computing
  • Dentistry
  • Economic studies
  • Education, social work, and community education
  • Energy, petroleum and mineral law and policy
  • English and creative writing
  • Forensic science
  • Geography and environmental science
  • History
  • Islamic finance
  • Life sciences
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering and mechatronics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and health sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology
  • Urban planning

We offer a number of outstanding opportunities for you to be involved in transformational research. Find out more and apply now

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants.

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