Research degrees

Research degrees

Wrexham Glyndŵr University welcomes applications for research degrees, which allow students to undertake in-depth, independent study in a specific area.

The University offers the opportunity to study towards MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) qualifications, which are validated by the University of Chester.

Applicants wishing to complete a PhD are normally required to enter the programme via an MPhil route and undergo a confirmation of target award process during their studies. 

Research at postgraduate level can relate to consultancy work and/or commissioned research projects. These can be carried out for varying lengths of time and at a range of levels. This process happens in one of two ways; organisations that actively seek external advice and assistance with their projects and through students and academics working with them to solve problems within their specialised field. Alternatively students may follow a project or research topic that they’ve agreed on with their supervisor which is not related to an external body.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers generic and subject specific research training. The Researcher Development Programme is designed to assist with your skills base as you progress with your research, and later the production of your thesis, and preparation for your Viva Voce. The set of generic and subject specific programmes support you in your research. These include IT skills, presentation skills, information retrieval and library skills and the handling of Intellectual Property issues. Research training seminars are run throughout the year.

The web pages in this section highlight our research centres as well as some of the research undertaken in our subject areas. We are always undertaking new and exciting research projects, so please check back to keep up to date with our developments.

Research degree students are provided with administrative support and guidance by the Student & Programmes Centre (Postgraduate Research)

See more information about applying for a research degree.

For information on any funding opportunities that may be available, or how to access further advice and guidance, please see Fees and Student Finance.

Please note that the University is not currently providing any centrally funded opportunities or scholarships for postgraduate research students.

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