Research course

Doctor of Philosophy

Institution
Edge Hill University · Graduate School
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

To join this research degree you should have a first or upper second class honours degree (2:1 or above) and ideally also a Masters degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

  • Focus on a particular research area in-depth;
  • Receive substantial training in a range of research approaches and develop an appreciation of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings;
  • Write a thesis that will demonstrate your understanding of how to develop a critical academic argument on your chosen topic.

This PhD provides you with the opportunity to interrogate a research topic of interest and develop your knowledge and research skills that can help you in a career in or beyond academia. You will receive training in the theoretical aspects of research. The overall focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate, disseminate and defend your own individual research. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the capacity for critical thought.

The PhD will suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you aspire to a research-based career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    54 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
graduateschool@edgehill.ac.uk