For the PhD: Applications only accepted from candidates who hold a good Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Candidates need to put forward an academic proposal for the subject area to be considered for the PhD programme. For the MPhil: Applications only accepted from candidates who hold a good Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Months of entry
Course contentThe doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate.
On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication.
You will also be expected to acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in your particular subject area in the field of engineering or design, as well as a general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. You will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the engineering or design subject area.
If you wish to develop research and analytical skills and conduct an original piece of research this course is appropriate for you. Your research may be applied research or action research, and may be based on your work in industry if you choose to study part-time.
Information for international students
International students require: TOFEL score of at least 575 paper based and 230 computer based; or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Please visit www.bolton.ac.uk/international
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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