The University of Bedfordshire is home to world-leading research with direct societal, economic and cultural impact. This is recognised in the UK-wide 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and includes major areas of research such as advancing medical knowledge of serious and chronic disease, substance misuse, language assessment, and robotics technology that supports independent living. The REF recognises the University’s research success in both quality and quantity:
The University awards the following research degrees:
Programmes of research may be undertaken in any field of study in which the University is able to provide appropriate supervision.
Specialist research areas which enjoy an international and national reputation include:
There are currently around 450 research students in the University. These are distributed between ten research institutes.
Postgraduate research students and their supervisors are supported by the Research Graduate School (RGS), which coordinates the quality assurance and administrative arrangements for all students on research degree programmes. It is also responsible for the provision of generic research skills development training aligned with the four quadrants of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. In addition, discipline-specific training is provided by the Research Institutes. All sessions are delivered face-to-face and online. The Research Skills Development Programme is delivered three times during the academic year.
The RGS works closely with research institutes to ensure that all students have appropriate support throughout their studies and access to training and development programmes that will complement their research and provide a foundation for their future careers.
For more information on our research degrees, application process, etc. please email [email protected].
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