Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Programme Overview

If you pursue postgraduate study with CSELS, you will become a part of a multi-professional team of renowned academics, researchers and clinicians. You will benefit from access to a world-class, health and life sciences laboratory environment with industry standard research and teaching facilities.

Available opportunities include:

CSELS offers the following postgraduate research opportunities:

Traditional PhD

We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes in global education and/or equity and attainment, and applications can be for part-time and full-time study. We offer students entry points in September, January and May.

Industry funded studentships

Description coming soon

Cotutelle PhD programme

Our joint PhDs with Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Deakin University (Australia) offer students the opportunity to complete some of their studies in South Africa or Australia working with academics in related fields. On successful completion, students will receive a PhD award from both universities.


The Masters by Research Programme is a one year full time course and offers an ideal stepping stone from undergraduate study before transferring to or applying for a Doctoral programme. The research project would need to align to our research interests. As a Postgraduate Researcher, you will be engaged with research with academic support from your supervisory team.

For details on the formal application process and forms, please see Making an Application on the University’s website.

The Centre offers a range of fully funded opportunities each year, as well as some non-funded project ideals for those who are considering a PhD and would like to work on an already designed projects.

Self-financing students with their own PhD proposals can choose from our team of academics, early career researchers and honorary research fellows with expertise in their fields, to form their supervisory team.

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