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Our Research, School and Graduate School pages contain a wealth of information for prospective postgraduate students and research activity at UEA. You can also search our Course Finder pages for taught postgraduate courses, including Master's by Research courses.

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Extended Reality Simulation of Childbirth (LAPEERR_U23SF)

Human childbirth is a complex biomechanical process that distinctly lacks transparency. Because of this, it is still considered to be one of the riskiest...

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Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care-ProfD HaSC

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate level research programme that has been designed to...

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Doctor of Medicine-MD

Based in the School of Medicine, successful completion of this two year, full-time or...

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology-ClinPsyD

The University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme lasts for three calendar years and leads to the qualification of Doctorate in Clinical...

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Investigating Pmk1-dependent effector protein function in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae (TALBOT_S22HALPIN)

Rice blast disease is a major constraint on world rice production and there is an urgent need for more effective and durable control strategies, particularly...

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Functional Genomics and Metagenomics of Cryptosporidiosis (TYLERK_U23MED)

Human cryptosporidiosis is the leading protozoan cause of diarrhoeal mortality worldwide, and most infection is caused by either person to person transmitted...

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Nonlinear waves on graphs (PROMENTD_U23SF)

Waves can be found in almost every physical system. When the wave amplitude is sufficiently large, nonlinear effects need to be considered: physicists call...

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Superfluid Turbulence in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates (SALMANH_U23SF)

Turbulence is characterised by the chaotic state of a fluid flow. Given its widespread relevance, turbulent flows have been the subject of intense research in...

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Design, synthesis and biological applications of bimetallic vanadium complexes (LORDR_U23SF)

Applications are welcome for a self-funded PhD project in the School of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, to work in the research group of Dr Rianne...

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Protein disorder in chlamydia infection (BLUMENSCHEINT_U23SF)

Chlamydia is a bacterial obligate intracellular parasite which extensively modifies the host cell for its own advantage during infection. This is achieved...

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Pharmaceutical 3D and 4D printing: from personalised medicine to smart medical device (QIS_U23SF)

While 3D printing is rapidly infiltrating into the fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, 4D printing is a new field on the horizon with the...

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Discovery of novel antibiotic natural products from spider fungi (GANESANA_U23SF)

Antimicrobial resistance is a major healthcare challenge globally. Our approach to solving this global crisis is to hunt for novel natural products from...

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Improving the pharmaceutical properties of drugs with Deep Eutectic Solvents: API-DES (DELSOI_U23SF)

Applications are invited from students with independent funding for a PhD in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy applied to Drug...

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Representations of symmetric groups and related algebras (LYLES_U23SF)

Representations of the symmetric group on n letters over the complex field are well-understood: for every partition of n, we define a module, known as a...

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AIoT Platform: Using Camera and Sensors for Unmanned Monitor (RENE_U23SF)

With the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technology, various human-computer interaction applications have become more and more popular recently. For...

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Develop novel two-phase thermal management systems for electric vehicle batteries (ASKOUNISA_U23SF)

Transportation remains a major source of greenhouse emissions and thus a major contributor to climate change. Electric vehicles (EVs) are an alternative to...

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Doctorate in Educational Psychology-EdPsyD

The Doctorate in Educational Psychology (EdPsyD) is a three year full-time postgraduate training programme.

Based in the

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Postgraduate Research in Literature

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is one of the top ten English research units in the U.K. (as confirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence...

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Postgraduate Research in Creative Writing

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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