Queen Margaret University awards one higher degree by research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The PhD normally takes 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time.
IGHD has a vibrant cohort of doctoral students working on health, health systems and social development in the context of globalisation, health sector reform and post conflict environments. Our PhD students come from many different countries including Indonesia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Thailand, USA, Spain, Japan, Malawi among others.
PhD programmes are normally followed for a period of three years full time (or six years part time), with a significant period of study generally spent overseas. Successful applicants are supported by a supervisory team, comprising a Director of Studies and one or more additional Supervisors. Full time students are provided with shared office accommodation and dedicated computing facilities. All students are required to attend an institution-wide Research Training Programme - and pass required coursework - before formally progressing to the status of a PhD student.
Candidates are generally responsible for meeting all costs of tuition and study themselves, either by self funding or by securing external funding. Funded bursary awards and other scholarships are publicly advertised when these become available.
page on the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh website for more details!