PhD study in Cornwall

We have a growing number of students studying research degree programmes at our Cornwall campus. We have invested heavily in new academic appointments and facilities and as a result we have attracted some of the UK’s leading academics who are at the forefront of developments in their fields.

The campus is shared with University College Falmouth. The two institutions have separate teaching facilities, but students share accommodation, the Students' Union and social and sports facilities on campus. This creates a vibrant mixture of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.

As well as excellent social facilities including a fully-equipped gym and fitness studio, postgraduate students at the Cornwall campus benefit from a dedicated modern IT suite and can participate in the School laptop loan scheme.

The majority of your studies will take place at the Cornwall campus, but you will still be able to access the library and other facilities at our Streatham campus in Exeter if it is appropriate to your studies. You will also be able to attend seminars and any other departmental research activities at the Streatham campus if you wish.

Some postgraduate research students are required to audit up to the equivalent of 60 credits of research training in their first year of study (first two years for part-time students). The precise forms of this may vary. Each new student is will meet with their supervisor to determine their training needs. You may need to travel to our Streatham campus for this training if the modules you select are not delivered in Cornwall.

Our Graduate Research School provides dedicated support for students at both the Streatham and Cornwall campuses.