The UK is an attractive destination for international candidates pursuing their PhD degrees. It is home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities and distinguished faculty. A PhD UK degree can be the start to many career opportunities. It will provide graduates with a competitive edge to enter into careers, whether in academia, government, research, non-profit organizations, or private sector agencies. Candidates will benefit from the international focus of many PhD UK programs as the UK attracts many of the best minds from across the globe, creating an environment that is intellectually and culturally stimulating, challenging candidates to grow personally and professionally as they are able to create a vast network of professionals in the field.
There are many options for pursuing a PhD UK degree. Universities in the UK offer a variety of programs, such as anthropology, biochemistry, business administration, theology, and sociology, to name only a few. While requirements may differ depending on the university and program, generally candidates pursuing a PhD UK will be required to conduct research in his/her field of study. To be awarded a PhD UK, this research must provide a significant contribution to the field and the subsequent dissertation or thesis must be defended in front of a panel of experts.
If you are searching for an exciting and dynamic location for your education, then scroll through the options below and find the PhD UK program that is waiting for you!
Acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and academic credentials to play a leading role in Higher Education around the globe. Our 100% online Doctor of Education - Higher Education (EdD) adopts an integrated holistic approach to learning and [+]
Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]
Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]
Designed by practising change agents, this programme is designed to help you develop your practice to a higher level. [+]
Do you see yourself as an experienced ‘reflective practitioner’, interested in ‘action inquiry’ as a method of exploring organisation realities – and view consulting as a ‘relational’ practice?
Join us for an open day! Experience the programme, meet faculty and alumni.
Created in response to requests from alumni of the highly successful Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change, this programme is designed to help you develop your consulting practice to a higher level.
The programme has been developed by practising consultants for consultants.
The diverse and international experience of each faculty member combine to create a powerful environment for development and learning.... [-]
The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) is available to UK and EU students only. It fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in [+]
Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM)- September 2016 This course is run by the Business SchoolThe Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.The programme is part-time and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis. Why choose this course?The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Key features are:... [-]
With more than 40 academic staff, the School of Business and Management is able to supervise across a broad range of topics. There are particular strengths in services marketing, human resources, consumer behaviour, international business, organisational [+]
The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies brings together academic staff members from all the schools in the Faculty of Humanities, and offers postgraduate training in medieval and early modern research methods to students from many different disciplines. [+]
<strong>American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. </strong> [+]
There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. [+]
Research on <strong>Higher Education</strong> at Kent includes work on education policy, the philosophy, economics, management and politics of higher education, disciplinary teaching and learning, learning technology, academic practice and sociological perspectives on academic work. [+]
Our flagship area of ‘Practice as Research’ has so far attracted a range of researchers and professionals, including the co-directors of Ridiculusmus, performance artist Kazuko Hohki, and many others working in areas from physical theatre to visual performance and cross-disciplinary projects... [+]
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3 to 3.5 years (full-time) or 6 to 6.5 years (part-time). [+]
This Doctorate in Engineering (DEng) programme is for engineers able to engage in major projects inside their employing organizations. It benefits you, makes a contribution to knowledge, and can significantly develop your organization. [+]
Doctorate in Engineering (DEng)
This programme is for engineers able to engage in major projects inside their employing organizations. It benefits you, makes a contribution to knowledge, and can significantly develop your organization. The programme design reflects the recent move within engineering into the digital domain. Digital technology now provides engineers with facilities to plan, design, develop, simulate, prototype and manufacture through computer-based technology.
The DEng is a structured research degree for engineering professionals in a broad range of technical disciplines that incorporates this new reality. You advance your standing in the field and achieve an understanding of engineering practice that cannot be attained by other means. The DEng provides a vocational and professional doctorate that is better suited to the needs of industry and its participants than the more traditional PhD.... [-]
NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw [+]
NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre
NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw on knowledge from a broad spectrum of sciences and to work in inter-disciplinary teams. The challenge is to enable our students to understand the different languages and philosophies of disciplines as diverse as theoretical physics & astronomy and medicine.The aim of the first six months of the programme is to expose students to the full breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology and to provide them with the skills and background knowledge that they will need during their PhD projects in order to understand the diverse concepts and knowledge that they will inevitably encounter. To this end, the programme includes not only lecture courses and directed self-study (enquiry-based learning) but also extended (12 weeks-long) laboratory projects covering different aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.Also during this time students will have an opportunity to learn about the available PhD research projects through presentations by potential supervisors and visits to research labs. It is expected that many projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics from different Schools/Departments, providing students with access to the world class facilities.... [-]
It is important when submitting an application that you ensure you have completed all the necessary sections and enclosed all the relevant documentation to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible. [+]
Doctor of Engineering Programme
Research Degrees: EngD
It is important when submitting an application that you ensure you have completed all the necessary sections and enclosed all the relevant documentation to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible. Prospective students who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply as early in the year as possible to secure a place. Applications received after 30th June from students who need to apply for a visa to study in the UK will not be processed for entry in September of that year but may be considered for entry the following year as appropriate. To apply you must submit:... [-]