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Postgraduate Research

Abertay University

12 months
13750 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Postgraduate Research students at Abertay University work alongside experts from a range of discipline areas to pose new questions and find creative solutions to the problems facing society. Our research students are central to our research community.

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Join our vibrant research community and study for a Postgraduate Research Degree.

Abertay is a compact and focused university with a reputation for working effectively across traditional research boundaries. We are committed to research that delivers real impact for society. From environmental research into sustainable businesses, using technology to improve cancer drug discovery and to secure our identities online, to understanding the psychology behind the witness testimony of crime victims, and using computer games as investigative tools, our researchers are solving complex real-world problems. 

The University prides itself on its excellent research environment and researcher training opportunities, its close links with industry, the public and third sectors, its welcoming student support, and its pan-University Graduate School which encourages interdisciplinary working in our next generation of researchers.

Abertay offers a unique postgraduate experience within an environment of discovery and innovation. We offer PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research opportunities supported by expert supervision within a vibrant and multidisciplinary Graduate School and research environment.

There are a number of routes into studying for a Doctorate or Research Masters at Abertay, including applying for a specific funded project and by developing your own research proposal. 

Postgraduate Research Degree students undertake an independent research project supported by a team of expert research supervisors and follow a programme of researcher training and professional development, which is tailored to individual needs and aspirations.

A Postgraduate Research Degree is a platform for further research study, an academic, research or professional career, and allows you to develop and demonstrate high-level skills and advanced subject expertise.

Programme Structure


  • Anaerobic digestion, biogas & technology
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Applied Games
  • Behaviour Psychology
  • Behavioural Science
  • Business and Management
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Computer Arts
  • Computer Games Development and Technology
  • Computing
  • Corruption and Economic Development
  • Criminology
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science & Informatics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Duty of Care in Sport
  • Energy Policy and Governance
  • Environmental pollution
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Food science and technology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Game Art and Animation
  • Game Design
  • Game Studies
  • Geotechnical Engineering and carbon capture
  • Graduate Recruitment and Selection
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Health and wellbeing of children/young people
  • Human nutrition, dietary patterns & public health
  • Human Performance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Immersive Experiences and Technologies
  • Impact of long-term health conditions and aging
  • Infertility research
  • Interactive Sound and Music
  • International Business and Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Investments
  • Internet Marketing
  • Labour Migration
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Marketing
  • Mental Health Counselling
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • New food and drink product development
  • Oil and Gas Accounting and Finance (OGAF)
  • Organisational Change
  • Performance and Play
  • Pre-Sessional English Programme
  • Pro-Environmental Consumer Behaviour
  • Process and outcome of counselling
  • Professional development in mental health
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Renewable Energy Accounting and Finance
  • Sensory and analytical science (food and drink)
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sport Forensics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable assessment, modelling & visualisation
  • Sustainable Decision Making
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)
  • Talent Management – Human Resource Management
  • The impact of trauma
  • Vulnerable groups in healthcare
  • Wastewater and waste treatment
  • Water Governance
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Management)
  • Yeast and Fermentation research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for all our research degrees is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline and/or a Master’s degree. In some cases, appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Scottish and England, N Ireland & Wales Students

  • PhD/MPhil/Masters by Research (Full-time, fee per academic year) - £4500
  • PhD/MPhil/Masters by Research (Part-time, fee per academic year) - £2250

International & EU Students 

  • PhD/MPhil/MbR subjects in Food, Environment, Engineering, Science, Sport - £15,750
  • PhD/MPhil/MbR subjects in Computing, Computer Games, Computer Arts, Ethical Hacking - £14,750
  • PhD/MPhil/MbR subjects in Counselling, Psychology, Sociology, Management, Marketing, Business, Accountancy, Economics, Mental Health Nursing - £13,750

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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