Research course

Regulatory Science

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline.

IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for overseas students.

The part-time pathway requires a MSc/Mphil/MRes and work experience to enable completion in three years.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November

Course content

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills that are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award.

You will undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminars to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the degree, you will be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Sam Salek