Graduate School

Supporting research excellence, nurturing research talent

We support our research students by giving them access to a range of top-class facilities. We receive significant research funding which, together with our fully-funded studentships, reflect our commitment to building a sustainable academic community.

Research degrees

There are opportunities to study for research degree qualifications in all of our academic schools.

Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES)

The DES scheme allows PhD students who are nearing completion of their course to apply to stay in the UK for an additional 12 months to gain further experience in their field, look for work or develop plans to set up as an entrepreneur. Find out more about the DES and download the Intention to Apply form.

Vice-Chancellor's Researcher Development Scheme

There are up to 50 fully-funded PhD studentships available with the opportunity to become a Vice-Chancellor's Scholar.

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership