Our PhDs

Find out about our PhD courses

Looking to become an expert in your field? Birmingham City University is home to a supportive and friendly research environment, with access to experienced academic supervisors to guide you on your PhD journey. Take a look at the sections below to find out more about becoming a postgraduate researcher.
Looking to become an expert in your field? Birmingham City University is home to a supportive and friendly research environment, with access to experienced academic supervisors to guide you on your PhD journey. Take a look at the sections below to find out more about becoming a postgraduate researcher.

How to apply

Get help and advice on the application process, and find out what to expect when studying a PhD and sending your application.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about all the funding opportunities that are available to you, as well as guidance on fees and studentships.

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Our researchers

Find out more about our researchers, including their publications, history and the exciting projects they are currently working on.

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View our PhD course pages, check our research interests match with your own and submit your application.

Latest news

Hear about all about our latest achievements, research projects and exciting events happening in and around the University.

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Researcher blog

Hear from our postgraduate researchers on what studying a PhD is like, from career opportunities to effective time management.

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Contact us

Got a few queries or concerns about what studying is a PhD is like? Send us a question or find the answer in our FAQs section.

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Thinking of doing a PhD?

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a PhD student is like? Our postgraduate researcher Karen Patel fills us in on her daily activities, from her studying to her work and social life.

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Keep up to date with the latest news, events and information by following the official BCU Research Twitter page.
Join our PGR Net Facebook group to interact with fellow PhD students, find out about upcoming events and gain valuable advice.