Postgraduate study

PhD and research opportunities

Interested in starting your research career at the University of Edinburgh?

There are multiple routes into doctoral study. These include funded projects, PhDs in Doctoral Training Centres/research groups, or developing your own research topic. 

You should initially see our range of advertised projects and programmes available below.

A PhD can be awarded for work undertaken within any school at the University. If you want to conduct research in an area not currently advertised, you can find a supervisor and discuss your intended area of study.

Research programmes

A directory of our research programmes is available on our degree finder.

PhD research projects

Search our PhD projects and studentships as featured on

Find a PhD supervisor

If you are looking to conduct research in other areas not currently advertised, please get in contact with our staff to discuss your intended area of study.