PhD and MPhil Programmes
The period of registration for a PhD is normally three years full-time and five years part-time. During the first year of study, students are required by the University to follow a Graduate Programme which comprises 30 credits of taught modules. These will usually include our MSc Research Skills module (20 credits) with a further ten credits selected from the University's portfolio of Graduate Programme modules.
The first year of registration will in all cases be provisional. Students will proceed to full registration in Year Two subject to satisfactory progress, completion of the Graduate Programme and the approval of a research proposal by their Thesis Committee and the School's Board of Studies.
Students interested in discussing the possibility of pursuing a PhD in the School should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional information.
For current funded PhD opportunities please our Scholarships & Funding Page.
Students who wish to study for an MPhil are likely to already possess an MSc in a relevant discipline. If they have not, then they might be advised to register for our taught MSc in the first instance. Individual circumstances and the candidate's academic background will dictate the best course of action and this will be discussed between the candidate, the proposed supervisor and the Director of Research Studies before registration. The period of registration for MPhil degree on a full-time basis may be one, but is normally two years. For part-time students registration is normally for three years.
Students interested in discussing the possibility of pursuing an MPhil in the School should contact email@example.com for additional information.
For further details on undertaking a research degree in SSHES, see our Research Training Guidelines and Code of Conduct.