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Prospective Research Students

Prospective Research Students

Study alongside world-leading researchers and pave the way to a successful career.

Achieve your research ambitions at Newcastle

A research degree from Newcastle opens the door to many opportunities. It’s your chance to study at a centre for world-leading research.

Our great minds are working on solutions to make life better for people across the globe. Your PhD could help us have even more impact.

Study at a top UK university

We’re a world top 150 university (QS World University Rankings 2020), with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

You can rest assured that future employers will value your PhD from Newcastle.

Research shows we're one of the UK universities that top graduate employers target the most (The Graduate Market in 2019, High Fliers Research).

Support for your personal and professional growth

Through our Doctoral College, you’ll get all the support you need to learn and grow. This includes:

  • a personalised research development programme, with workshops tailored to your academic and career goals
  • career consultations, workshops and coaching
  • opportunities to take part in competitions and events
  • we offer each student a personalised training needs analysis as well as researcher development training

Occasional Postgraduate Research Students

Research degree students from other universities apply to come to Newcastle because they:

  • are planning fieldwork in the North East of England
  • need access particular library or other resources
  • want to work with one of our leading academics

Students who have visited the University as an Occasional Postgraduate Research Student have found the visit a rewarding experience. It is a stimulating and enjoyable working environment in which to further doctoral research.  Please click here for further information.

Guidance for Academic Units on the PGR Occasional Student process, as well as the Approval in Principle form are available here.

Everything you need to make it happen

Explore PhD opportunities, funding and how to apply. Or learn more about our research culture and impact. Find everything you need by following the links below.

Your research student experience