What is a PhD?
The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research, supported by a team of supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a thesis. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.
|Attendance Mode||Number of hours per week||Maximum length of programme||Start dates|
|Full time||At least 35 hours a week||Four years||September
(Home students only)
|At least 15 hours a week||Eight years||September
|PhD by Published Work||By arrangement with the supervisory team||Two Years||September
|at least 15 hours per week
at least 36 hours per week
|September and January|
What should I do next?
- Do you meet the entry requirements?
- How will you fund your programme?
- Do we cover your proposed area of research and is there a supervisory team available?
Then, if you do decide to proceed, you will need to apply via UKPASS, the UK online applications system.