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We have a thriving PhD programme with all students supported by a supervisory team of active researchers in the student’s subject area.

We have students studying for PhDs in areas as broad as:

  • Applied science
  • Theology
  • Sport
  • Health
  • Arts and humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Business
  • Education

In addition, a number of our students are working in important cross-disciplinary fields such as the relationship between theology and public policy and the provision of health services in prisons.

People working in the Biomechanics lab

Apply for a research degree

All potential PhD or MPhil students must first complete an online application form, which will include details of their proposal.

PhDs and MPhil programmes have two intakes each year in October and February. 

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My doctoral experience at St Mary’s was excellent. I received a huge amount of support from my supervisors and the additional benefit of high quality academic conferences that I was able to attend and contribute to.
Helen Morris