The normal level of attainment required for entry is:
- a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
- an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or
- appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
Months of entry
January, September, April
A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered.This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.
A part time PhD is a six year part-time programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 40,000 words
Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.
You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).
You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with the written element at least 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.
Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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