Research

Finding the right research degree

The research degrees awarded by the University are:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The requirements for research degrees are given below, although their interpretation may differ from discipline to discipline and should be discussed with the candidate’s supervisory team.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The degree of PhD is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic, resulting in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, and having demonstrated an understanding or research methods appropriate to the chosen field, has presented and defended a thesis in oral examination to the satisfaction of the examiners.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The degree of MPhil is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic and demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, has presented and defended a thesis in oral examination to the satisfaction of the examiners.

We also offer a PhD by completed work and an MPhil by completed work to staff candidates only.

Named professional doctorates, DClinPsy, DCounPsy, DBA, DHSC, DEd are also offered by the University. These degrees are not handled by Research and Innovation Services and must be applied for through the School in which the degree is supported.

Choose a topic and find a supervisor

Research at Teesside University is coordinated through five academic schools; School of Computing, Media & the Arts ; School of Health & Social Care ; Social Sciences, Business & Law (which includes the Centre for Strategy and Leadership the focus for research in business); and the School of Science, Engineering & Design .

A list of available projects is available here . If you would like to study a topic that is not listed, you should use the links to the research institutes above to explore potential topics aligned to the research interests of their members.

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