Doctorate Degrees in China

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PhD

China has become a popular destination for international students for several reasons, including the high quality of education, a continually growing economy, low cost of living, and opportunities to travel and explore the country and culture. A PhD China program can be a rewarding experience academically, professionally, and personally.

For a PhD China program, candidates must have completed a master’s degree in a related field. Curriculum varies depending on the program and the university, but generally candidates can expect examinations, coursework, seminars, research, and a thesis or dissertation. The thesis or dissertation must make a significant contribution to the field of study and the growth of society. PhD China degrees can normally be completed between three and six years. Some popular areas of study for a PhD China are International Trade, International Economics, Psychology, Physics, Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Sociology.

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Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 China Shanghai + 1 more

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.

The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]


PhD in Information and Communication Engineering

Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunications
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Nanjing

PhD in Information and Communication Engineering [+]

The Requirements of Educational Background 1. For those who pursue a bachelor's degree, the applicant must have a high school diploma, excellent performance during high school period, and good health. In principle, not older than 25 years of age. 2. For those who pursue a master's degree, the applicant must have a related bachelor degree, excellent performance during undergraduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 35 years of age. 3. For those who pursue a doctor's degree, the applicant must have a related master degree, excellent performance during graduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 40 years of age. The Language Requirements Undergraduate and graduate admission should meet requirements of IELTS or TOEFL. If the applicant has no corresponding certificate, he/she can participate in language training, and could start the professional learning phase after passing the training. The Application Materials 1. NUPT application form; 2. highest graduation certificate; 3. college transcript; 4. one recommendation letter; 5. resume; 6. study plan; 7. passport; 8. passport-sized photo. Admission Procedures 1. NUPT will issue the applicant a scanned pre-admission letter if he/she is qualified,and he/she needs pay the accomadation fee(4000rmb),application fee(400) and insurance fee(600),altogher 5000rmb in advance in due 10 days,then NUPT will issue the "admission notice" and JW202 to the applicant.About the scholarship, for the new students,all of them can get first level scholarship (TUITION FREE) for the first year,for more information on scholarship,check "NUPT International Student Scholarship Management Regulations". 2. The admitted applicant should go to The People's Republic of China embassy (consulate) to apply to study in China (X1) visa with admission notice and JW202 form. 3. The admitted student should carry “Admission Notice of NUPT International Students”, “FOREIGNER PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM” (The table is only valid for six months, the applicant is advised to do physical examination in April-July), the original highest certificate,transcript and ten passport-sized photos to register in Department of International Cooperation & Exchanges of NUPT in accordance with the stipulated time on “Admission Notice of NUPT International Students”. Housing Introduction Young Teachers Apartment Building 10, Xianlin Campus Accommodation Fee: 4000 RMB/yearfor one student living in a double room. If the PhD student wants to live alone in a double room, the fee will be doubled. Application Mode and the Application Time 1. Application materials should be sent scanned copies to the above e-mail,and the word-format application form is preferred. 2. Application deadline is May 31 of each year. [-]

Executive PhD

Antwerp Management School
Campus Part time 4 years

The Antwerp Management School’s Executive PhD Program is a high-level support program for executives and C-level managers with a strong ambition to bring state-of-the-art knowledge and excellent research skills into the workplace and into society. [+]

PhDs in China 2017. Executive PhD Antwerp Management School’s Executive PhD Program is a top-tier support program for ambitious executives and C-level managers who want to bring the most advanced knowledge and outstanding research skill into the workplace and society. Participants will acquire new methodologies and mindset with which they will approach actual business issues they are confronted with in their organizations or in society. Thus, the program has a considerable impact on the professional development of participants. To flourish in today’s complicated, global competitive business environment, organizations require leaders who seize interdisciplinary knowledge, the ability to think in global terms and the vision to design systems that respond to swiftly changing tendencies. Antwerp Management School offers the Executive PhD Program to help executives develop competences to apply relevant knowledge and research skill to contemporary business issues. The Executive PhD Program also focuses on the life-long learning ambitions of intellectually active professionals who already possess excellent degrees in their fields but who still wish to build on their education to get to the top tier. Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School? Attending this program should be apex of the participant's personal and professional development. Over a 4-year period you will gain the necessary capabilities to successfully boost your career, both in Academia and Industry. In this respect you will: Acquire the latest theories and practical insights in your favored management domain and learn the skills of advancing knowledge through methodologically robust applied research methods. Demonstrate the capacity to develop original contributions to existing knowledge. Learn the competences necessary to transfer knowledge in both business and academic environments, in written and oral form. Gain broad insights into your specialization through membership and co-operation within Antwerp Management School Competence Centers. Be part of a top ranked international school. The Executive PhD’s purpose is to up the practice and development of effective organizational leadership by providing senior-level executives with: Wisdom and expertise necessary to identify, grasp and successfully tackle the interdisciplinary, big-picture issues that characterize global business management today. Skills in formal social inquiry required to define and direct complex issues and to disseminate know-how related to their profession through various means of expression to influence both practical and public policies. An interdisciplinary, globally oriented point of view unavailable in traditional advanced forms of education. Evidenced management skills and understanding that will spur new solution-oriented thinking in both organizations and society. A unique learning opportunity that combines the latest academic knowledge with practical relevance. The possibility to strengthen their critical thinking, enhance their skills to underpin, defend and implement new ideas and improve solution-oriented assessment. What can you expect? Content level: Advanced Expertise After attending this program You Will know how to generate, interpret and transfer acquired academic knowledge to your professional and academic network. Can continue researching in one of our Competence Centers or teach at Antwerp Management School. Will comprehend research tools and methods and will be able to apply them to practical business challenges on your own. Will have academic, publishing and case writing experience and knowledge. Will obtain a PhD from the University of Antwerp, which is a premium ranked and accredited university. Your company Will benefit from from the visions and experiences you bring to the table as a PhD candidate. Benefits from your ability to translate and apply newly developed and up-to-date knowledge to the specific context of your sector or business. Has the opportunity to capitalize on your enhanced business and leadership skills which allows future company objectives and strategies to be met. Society Can benefit from your field expertise to change and improve your setting. As part of a community of global leaders you will help tackle pressing challenges that society face. As an opinion leader you will have a favorable impact on the world you live and work in. Dates Four-year part-time program. Stage 1 consists of five on-campus modules spread over an 18 month period. Stage 2 comprises 6 on-campus modules over the course of 30 months. The Executive PhD 2017 – 2021 cohort starts on Wednesday 13th of September, 2017. Fees Year 1: €18.000 Year 2: €16.000 Year 3: €13.000 Year 4: €13.000 (Additional year: €6.500) Location Antwerp Management School Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13 BE-2000 Antwerp Belgium Requirements We only accept participants to the Executive PhD Program with an intrinsic motivation and willingness to contribute to academic research and to become the next generation business leaders. Candidates must hold an MBA or Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution, have at least ten years of professional experience in the field of management and demonstrate academic and professional progression. The program is taught in English. Excellent oral and written knowledge of English is therefore required. Applicants whose native language is not English might be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Degree/certification After successfully defending your PhD dissertation (after 4 years), you will be awarded a doctoral degree (PhD) issued by the University of Antwerp. 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PhD in Textile Science & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Textile Science & Engineering [+]

PhD in Textile Science & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering [+]

PhDs in China 2017. PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD in Food Science & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Food Science & Engineering [+]

PhD in Food Science & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD Scholarships

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 4 years

BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448.000 per year (approximately Euro 48.300.) [+]

PhDs in China 2017. BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448 000 per year (approximately Euro 48 300.) BI offers a full-time doctoral programme leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). We admit highly qualified candidates that develop into researchers in the course of the programme. With a PhD from BI Norwegian Business School, you will be well positioned for a career in academia Our PhD programme consists of six different specialisations. The specialisations are Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management, Leadership & Organization, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As a prospective candidate, you will apply for one of the specialisations. If admitted, you will take courses primarily in your field of study - your specialisation - and be supervised by faculty in this same field. This will help you to develop your research agenda and to progress into a researcher capable of producing research publishable in the top journals in your field. We are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships in Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership & Organization. Our school’s academic departments govern the specialisations in the PhD programme. In other words, the Finance Department runs the finance specialisation; The Strategy Department runs the strategy specialisation, and so on. Our academic departments have strong track records of producing research of high quality. The Finance Department is currently ranked 10th in Europe and 2nd in the Nordic countries based on research published in the top finance journals between 2005-2014. Progamme structure Course component To provide our candidates with the theoretical knowledge, empirical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers, the PhD programme consists of methodology courses, specialisation courses and elective courses. Seminars Our PhD candidates regularly attend research seminars. A research seminar is an event where the academic departments invite an internationally renowned researcher to present some of his/her ongoing research. This provides important exposure to the research frontier. PhD candidates who have finished their course work and have started to develop their own research agenda will also present their work at research seminars. PhD committees and pre-doctoral defense Our candidates have academic supervisors who help them develop as researchers. When the dissertation’s research questions are sufficiently well developed, the candidates will hold a pre-doctoral defense in front of a committee. This committee consists of professors from other universities, who will evaluate research progress and give advice on how best to move the research forward. The committee will assess whether the candidate is on track to the successful completion of the dissertation. Dissertation and final defense The PhD dissertation will provide contributions to the academic literature. PhD candidates from BI are expected to write a dissertation containing research that can be published in the leading academic journals of their field of specialisation. The PhD evaluation committee will have the final say on whether or not a dissertation is ready for public defense—meaning that the PhD candidate is ready to publicly defend his/her research in front of the PhD evaluation committee, other faculty, family and friends. PhD placement The dissertation is clearly an important outcome of several years of research work. However, the most important outcome for our PhD candidates is the employment opportunities that will be available after having defended their thesis. At BI, we emphasize placing our PhD candidates at excellent research universities. Past PhD candidates have been recruited by London Business School, University of Melbourne, University of Calgary, and Nanyang University, to name a few. BI Norwegian Business School: http://www.bi.edu/phd [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route B

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B for people who have no or few publications. Route B enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to prepare and submit for publication suitable outputs such as journal articles, book chapters or... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route B This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B for people who have no or few publications. Route B enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to prepare and submit for publication suitable outputs such as journal articles, book chapters or books, software or patents. Candidates will also prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route A is available on a part-time basis for people who already have substantial publications to their credit.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years

This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their... [+]

PhDs in China 2017. Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis for people who have no or few publications.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B is for those who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level. In Route B you will be assisted, by the academic supervisors, in the creation and submission of a portfolio of evidence which... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B is for those who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level. In Route B you will be assisted, by the academic supervisors, in the creation and submission of a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your professional or creative practice. You will prepare and submit a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for your portfolio of evidence to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route A is available on a part-time basis for people who already have substantial evidence of their involvement in project(s) that show innovative advanced professional or creative practice.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus or Online Part time 1 - 2 years

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for... [+]

PhDs in China 2017. Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis and is for people who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level.) [-]

MPhil / PhD in Educational Organisation and Learning Technology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 7 years

The MPhil/PhD by Published Work or Practice programmes will support you in structuring your work-based research more formally, and turning it into a number of academic publications or a portfolio, thereby acknowledging your work at the highest level. The programmes are designed so you don't have to leave work and can be completed in as little as three years. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a... [+]

Educational Organisation and Learning Technology specialisms - MPhil / PhD Many professionals working in education or training are effectively researching their work context to develop their own and others’ understanding, and thereby improve their effectiveness. The Institute for Educational Cybernetics recognises that this often leads to outstanding results and can be the basis for doctorate-level awards. The MPhil/PhD by Published Work or Practice programmes will support you in structuring your work-based research more formally, and turning it into a number of academic publications or a portfolio, thereby acknowledging your work at the highest level. The programmes are designed so you don't have to leave work and can be completed in as little as three years. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for the PhD directly. Subject overview The Institute for Educational Cybernetics was established to develop a better understanding of how information and communications technologies affect the organisation of education, from individual learning to the global system. The institute consists of a large community of researchers, programmers and educationalists who work nationally and internationally on many projects and collaborations. Research topics The Institute for Educational Cybernetics has a diverse set of research interests focussing on educational organisation and the use and development of learning technologies for schools, colleges and universities, as well as business and commerce. Available projects A selection of current research projects include: - Coeducate - Curriculum Design project funded by JISC. The project seeks to develop new approaches to curriculum design in higher education. - SPLICE – Lifelong learning project funded by JISC. The project seeks to uncover the pedagogical, technological and organisational challenges in encouraging learners to be self-regulating. - TENCompetence - European lifelong learning project seeking to develop technical and organisational infrastructure. - Widget server – developing technology to extent the functionality of Virtual Learning Environments. - FeedForward - a desktop application that keeps you on top of your personal information environment, enabling you to scan, organise, remix, and republish entries from your feeds to everything from Twitter to bibliographic databases. - CETIS innovation service - working on cloud computing, open educational resources, standards and other emerging technologies. [-]

MPhil / PhD in Education specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

The MPhil/PhD in Education offers you an opportunity to study in detail a topic in the field of education that is of personal or professional interest. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for... [+]

PhDs in China 2017. Education specialisms - MPhil / PhD The MPhil/PhD in Education offers you an opportunity to study in detail a topic in the field of education that is of personal or professional interest. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for the PhD directly. As well as regular meetings with your supervisors, there will be an annual review of progress by means of a formal submission to the faculty’s research committee. The University also delivers a programme of seminars and workshops exploring approaches to research which you are encouraged to attend. There is also a student research forum which provides an opportunity to discuss with peers any aspect of research you want - students create the agenda. You will also be invited to deliver academic papers to faculty research events if you so wish. The team are highly experienced and work together to create a supportive environment conducive to high academic achievement. Careers & professional development The University monitors and records progression both during and after study and unsurprisingly the majority of students achieve significant career enhancement, often within the higher education sector. Subject overview The Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences has a well established history of research and is currently further developing its research profile. The Education element has an international reputation and staff are research active in a number of different areas. As can be seen from the selection of topics listed below, their interests are varied revealing a wide range of specialisms. In an area as wide as education there is an inevitable overlap of expertise, but in general terms, the real strengths are in literacy, numeracy, inclusion, e-learning and technical and vocational education. Research topics Your research topic is entirely your choice. When applying, there is an expectation you will have already begun to formulate a topic or area of study though at this initial stage how it will be conducted does not need to be explained in detail, your supervisor will advise and guide you on such elements as the design and methodology. The important consideration is that it is a substantial contribution to knowledge and should therefore be specific in its intent. The breadth of study is wide. A few examples of topics already being investigated at both MPhil and PhD level presently include: School exclusion (several projects) Primary school children English as a second language learning Responding to autism (several different projects) Community teaching in the health sector Free schools Greek secondary school curriculum development Adult access to numeracy learning Autism and literacy Autism and inclusion Czech Republic English workshops Degree study progress for first generation undergraduate students Levels of learning and engagement in degree level study Photographic representation of disability Zambian technical and vocational college provision Vocational diplomas A reappraisal of the LDD curriculum in an FE college The Individualised Curriculum The above only represents a small cross section of established topics presently being undertaken to provide an indication of the breadth of study supported. The University welcomes applications on any educational topic. We are however committed to providing a quality research experience, and if we feel we do not have the specialist academic background, we will refer you to another higher education institution. It is important to us to match your research interest to an academic with an in-depth understanding. [-]

EdD - Doctor of Education

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years

The EdD is for motivated individuals wishing to further develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills. An EdD is a doctoral award but differs to the traditional PhD study mode in that, in part, it is a taught degree. Professionals who hold a Bolton EdD take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational world, gained through a programme that is... [+]

Doctor of Education - EdD The EdD is for motivated individuals wishing to further develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills. An EdD is a doctoral award but differs to the traditional PhD study mode in that, in part, it is a taught degree. Professionals who hold a Bolton EdD take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational world, gained through a programme that is research driven. About the course The EdD is designed to cause minimum disruption to your professional commitments and responsibilities. It will provide an opportunity to delve deeply into policy and practice and an opportunity to examine in depth a specific area of interest via a dissertation. You will be encouraged to shape the learning materials towards your own specialism and is therefore relevant across all sectors from early years through to higher education. Special features For some, a partly taught doctorate will provide an opportunity to complement their employment and/or interests within a research framework but within a more efficient format than an independent research project, the traditional PhD. What you will learn Students' will develop a high level of academic writing and data collection. What topics will students study on the course? As a research degree one can’t specify but will be in general areas of educational policy and practice and research methodologies. What about teaching, learning and assessment methods? Classes held on three Saturdays and will include seminars, face-to-face teaching and new technologies. Also, open Friday morning PGR student sessions. Assessment will be only on written work. You will be encouraged to bring your own education-related issues to the table as the basis for research. The programme is structured in two stages of taught and research elements. In stage one, the taught element, you will be assessed for the development and submission of a preliminary research proposal and a review of relevant literature. The stage two research element comprises of a programme of directed and independent study, leading to the development, production and defence of a critical commentary. The critical commentary is a comprehensive study of application of knowledge to a professional practice issue or issues with a shared theme. You will be working with a named supervisor, your Director of Studies, to guide and advise you through to submission and the oral examination. Entry requirements You should have a masters-level qualification in an education related subject and/or a Bachelor’s degree with a first classification. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 7.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

PhD in Psychology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and... [+]

PhDs in China 2017. Psychology specialisms - PhD The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a psychology lecturer and researcher in higher education, and if you wish to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. On completion of your PhD you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, as well as the University's library and periodicals, and other facilities. Subject overview Psychology staff in the School of Health and Social Sciences value their relationships with students, and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. The PhD course is followed mainly by supervised independent study. You will produce a thesis under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen (the Director of Studies). Additional support is available from a secondary supervisor, and/or an external supervisor at another institution. A programme of related studies that may involve formal taught courses is agreed with the director of studies each year. For non-solicited applications you will determine the broad topic to be investigated, with more specific details being determined via discussions with the Director of Studies. At the start of the course you will be encouraged to broaden your research training by attending sessions from the MSc Psychology course (this does not incur any extra tuition fees). Throughout your period of study, you will be encouraged to present your work to internal audiences via a school seminar series, and to external academic audiences at relevant conferences. Submission of papers to academic journals is also encouraged. By these means the school aims to produce doctorate-level graduates who are fully integrated into the academic community upon graduation. Research topics Applications are considered in the following areas (these will vary from time to time as notified on our website): Decision research and economic psychology: particularly, personal and household financial decision making; decision, risk and uncertainty; adaptation to new and unfamiliar currencies; perceptions of price changes and inflation. Computer-related and internet psychology, including individual differences in computer-related behaviour and attitudes, computer-mediated communication, aspects of cyberpsychology and technology-enhanced learning. Cognitive and neuropsychology: particularly, memory and rehabilitation after brain injury; object and word recognition; cognition in the neurologically impaired; cerebral asymmetry, motor programming and hand preference. Theoretical and critical psychology: particularly, psychoanalysis and gender. Applied psychology, focusing on: aspects of mental and physical health and disability; forensic psychology, including risk assessment, offence-related distress, and working with offenders who minimize offence-responsibility. Developmental psychology, especially children’s cognitive and social development and social decision making. Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in psychology to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed by you and your supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. You will receive friendly, individual, expert support throughout. [-]