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Regent's University London



Our MPhil and PhD degrees are validated by the University of Northampton. Our expertise stretches across a wide range of subjects in our two faculties of Business & Management and Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, and the Regent’s Institute of Languages & Culture.

Individual staff members are actively engaged in their chosen areas of interest, publish widely and attend conferences all over the world. We publish an Annual Research Report. Profiles of our research degree staff can be seen here.  

Business and management

We have expertise in four key areas:

Humanities and social sciences

We have the expertise to supervise PhDs in the following areas:

Research centres

The learning and teaching environment for potential PhD degrees is underpinned by the six inter-disciplinary research centres based in the University. PhD students will be encouraged to get involved with the activities of the centres and to attend the relevant seminars. To learn more about the research centres at Regent's please see here. 

Learning resources

A research degree requires a considerable investment of self-directed study and time from the prospective student. At Regent’s we offer extensive support, training and added value to help you achieve your goal. For more information on the learning resources available please see here

Key information


Master / Doctor of Philosphy (MPhil/PhD)


University of Northampton

Length and mode of study

Full time: 2-4 years

Part time: 2-6 years 

Start dates




Home and EU fees 



Full time: £5,000

Part time: £3,300


Full time: £14,500

Part time: £9,700

How to Apply

Please note that we are only able to sponsor full-time students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

To apply for a PhD/doctoral programme, you will generally need to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. A higher degree such as a master’s may be required.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS at 7.0 and no component less than 6.5 (or equivalent).

If you would like to undertake a PhD, please approach us in the first instance by sending us an email to enquiries@regents.ac.uk, or by telephone on +44(0)20 7487 7505. 

Please state your area of study and the proposed direction of your research. Please also state whether you have a specific supervisor in mind. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the relevant research head, who will contact you for further discussion.

The next stage will be to submit a formal written application. Please complete the application form and submit to admit@regents.ac.uk.

Please include the following supporting documents with your application form:

Your application will be considered jointly by Regent’s and the University of Northampton. We aim to process all applications within six weeks of the point of submission. Candidates will be required to attend an interview prior to an offer being made, either on campus or via Skype.

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