1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    Ph.D. 3Yr FT
    Ph.D. 6Yr PT
    M.Phil. 2Yr FT
    M.Phil. 4Yr PT

Course Overview

A research degree gives you the chance to pursue a research project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects outside academia.
Research degrees typically last from three years (full-time study) to six years (part-time) for a PhD, or two years (full-time) to four years (part-time) for an MPhil. Key features include:

Key Features

  • An environment in which you can develop and enhance transferable skills such as problem solving, independent thinking, project management, and critical thinking.
  • The support of two academic supervisors throughout your studies.
  • The availability of structured training, interdisciplinary seminars, dedicated research facilities and software from both the College and University.
  • Support from a dynamic community of research staff and students each pursuing their own lines of research.
  • Assessment by means of a thesis of up to 100,000 words which must demonstrate the student’s capacity to pursue original research and should represent a distinct and significant contribution to the subject. This is then followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva). 

Description

We invite applications in the following areas:

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
Ph.D. Full-time £4,200 £14,200
Ph.D. Part-time £2,100 £7,150
M.Phil. Full-time £4,200 £14,200
M.Phil. Part-time £2,100 £7,150

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK.

If your course starts in January, April or July 2017 please refer to the 2016/17 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.