A Ph.D. is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This program 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 Ph.D. is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time program of research, culminating in the production of a large-scale piece of work that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.
We also accept applications for Ph.D. projects which are practice-orientated and which include portfolio submissions. These include practice submissions with written components. You will receive guidance from your supervisory team as to the percentage equivalents between the practice and written elements of your research project.
Completing a Ph.D. can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills that will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contribute to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.
You are expected to work to an approved program of work including appropriate programs of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programs, conferences, seminars, 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.