• By studying for a PhD or MPhil you can gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject and then establish yourself as an expert in your area of interest. • You'll be supported throughout the duration of your studies by your allocated research supervisor. • There is the opportunity to study alongside other research students who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries, which can help to enhance your learning experience. • We have research centres and groups looking into a range of topics of which you can become involved in. • You have the option to study full-time or part-time.
About this course:
Research is an important component of academic life. It plays a major role in supporting what we teach to our students, and directly helps organisations to solve real world issues. You can undertake a negotiated programme of research leading to the award of either a Master of Philosophy degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree. These higher degrees are awarded in recognition of a successful period of research training normally culminating in the production of a thesis. There are three routes to a higher degree: • MPhil This is designed for graduates who want to gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject and then take the discipline forward through an approved programme of original research. • New Route PhD This route is for recently qualified graduates with good honours degrees who are keen to progress immediately to a research experience in their preparations for a career in which the ability to undertake research will play a key role. • Traditional Route PhD This route entails a programme of research which normally takes three years of full-time study. You can choose to take it part-time over a period of up to six years. The traditional route enables capable and qualified individuals to pursue an original research investigation into a chosen topic within a field of enquiry. For further information on postgraduate research degrees, take a look at our Research Office website.
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