Doctorate Degrees in United Kingdom

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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!

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PhD in Accounting and Finance

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline. Each PhD student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a “viva voce” (spoken) examination. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer workshops and mock examinations to help our research students prepare and almost all research students who reach this stage go on to successfully complete their degree. Students can engage in research in one of the following fields of study: Marketing Management Information and Technology Education Business Administration Accounting and Finance Programme Outline Core Units UU-PhD-801 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods UU-PhD-802 Current Issues in Management UU-PhD-803 Leadership UU-PhD-850 Financial Management for Decision Makers UU-PhD-FIN-900-1... [-]

Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2018 United Kingdom London

The programme takes a philosophical approach, rather than offering the standard toolkit. It challenges you to explore your implicit and explicit assumptions and the implications of those assumptions for your practice. [+]

Do you seek to make a unique contribution to our understanding of organisations and communities, and of the dynamics of stability and change? Are you an experienced and reflective practitioner interested in developing yourself and your practice, through the discipline of 'Action Inquiry'? Are you interested in doing your research in close collaboration with the support of a community of like-minded practitioners? If yes, then the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change will be of interest to you. Through a rigorous process of inquiry, this qualification will develop your practice to a deeper level. As organisations face the need to respond to ever more diverse and challenging issues, practitioners must develop new ways of working with complex and uncertain situations in pursuit of purposes and outcomes that matter to them. Programme content The programme takes a philosophical approach, rather than offering the standard toolkit. It challenges you to explore your implicit and explicit assumptions and the implications of those assumptions for your practice. Programme content is immediately applicable back to your workplace and you are encouraged to share your personal experiences with fellow participants so that everyone learns from each other. You will develop the discipline and skill of reflective writing through practical assignments. The dissertation is an opportunity for an extended practical inquiry with the support of tutor and peers (in the supervision group). Faculty The faculty are experienced practitioners. Many hold a psychotherapeutic qualification, and all are experts in challenging and supporting individuals. The faculty operate as members... [-]

PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Durham

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. As the Financial Landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to 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. We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and... [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate is registered for 1 year of full time study or 2 years... [-]

Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.) in Forensic Psychology

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. ​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK and to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)* The next intake for Top-Up Doctorate only will be September 2014. The next intake for the full Doctorate programme will be September 2015. Course Content​ Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate Programme facilitates students entering and exiting at different places within the Programme depending on the individual needs of the student. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises: - MSc in Forensic Psychology - Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology - ‘Top-Up’ doctorate which is the higher level research component. The Top-Up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalise their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the Top-Up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research. Applicants to the Doctorate Programme may apply for the Full Programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on their own individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Students who progress through the course on individual programmes will, after successful completion of all... [-]

MPhil / PhD in Education specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

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... [+]

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... [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Stephen H Dodd BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia) Admissions Tutor – Japanese Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity Professor Andrew Gerstle BA (Columbia) MA (Waseda) PhD (Harvard) Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu Dr Anders Karlsson MA PhD (Stockholm) Research Tutor – Korean (Term 2) Korean language; literature and society; history of 19th century Korea Dr Griseldis Kirsch MA PhD (Trier) Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Culture Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese visual media and popular culture Dr Grace Koh BA (American Univ. Paris) MST, DPhil (Oxford) Korean and East Asian literary traditions... [-]

PhD Studentship in Optimal Railway Network Maintenance

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship from suitably qualified graduates to work in the Resilience Engineering Research Group, at the University of Nottingham. [+]

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship from suitably qualified graduates to work in the Resilience Engineering Research Group, at the University of Nottingham. Project Description: The UK railway comprises of 20,000 miles of track and over 40,000 bridges. Much of the infrastructure is aging and, in order to satisfy the future demand for passenger and freight transport, will experience increased traffic densities and loads. The maintenance of such systems, to ensure a safe and reliable service restricted by limited financial resources, is a significant challenge and needs to be carefully managed. Computer models are used to relate the future state of any asset (track, structures, signalling, electrification, communications etc) to the whole life costs when any maintenance strategy is adopted. To make best use of the financial resources available to maintain the railway network, decisions need to be made on a whole life, whole system basis. The assets feature dependencies between them such as common budgets, common possession time, common inspections and the ability to take advantage of opportunities where the condition of one asset provides the chance to carry out work on another. This produces large scales models and the objective of this project is to develop an optimisation framework to select the best maintenance and renewal strategies across the extensive asset base. Through our Strategic Partnership with Network Rail, this project aims to develop an optimisation software to support the decision making to set the ‘best’ asset maintenance strategy. It is anticipated that the features of such... [-]

PhD Sociology and Social Policy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. PhD Sociology and Social Policy A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. The school offers PhDs in: criminology public policy sociology social policy and administration social work science, technology and society The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. Our research students are encouraged to participate in the school's academic life and to work with the research centres that reflect their research area. The school also supports the postgraduate journal and conference ENQUIRE. This programme combines advanced research training, high-quality supervision and feedback, and a vibrant and active research community. A PhD is an opportunity for you to conduct an extensive, original piece of research of your own choosing, with feedback and support from two academic supervisors. The school's academic staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise within and beyond the disciplines of sociology, social policy and administration, social work, criminology, science and technology and public policy. Many of our students undertake interdisciplinary research projects. Our PhD programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Doctoral Training Centre, offering... [-]

Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

A highlight of our doctoral studies programme is the unique DDipl (Doctor of Diplomacy) degree. It is unique because it is specially designed for working professionals and is taught at a range of venues, often with direct input from senior practitioners. The course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. [+]

A highlight of our doctoral studies programme is the unique DDipl (Doctor of Diplomacy) degree. It is unique because it is specially designed for working professionals and is taught at a range of venues, often with direct input from senior practitioners. The course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. A unique feature of the face-to-face aspect of the course is weekend seminars allowing maximum opportunity for discussion of key issues, linked with the use of multiple study venues in London, Brussels, Moscow and Washington DC, to name just some. The DDipl consists of two parts. The taught part will last two academic years for a full-time student. In their final year, PhD candidates will complete a thesis in which they will reflect on pertinent issues of diplomacy in light of the theory and conceptual knowledge they have gained over the course of their degree as well as independent research. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second-class Honours degree or equivalent (2.1 degree or equivalent preferred) in a relevant subject with a minimum of six years professional experience in a relevant context and/or A Masters qualification in a relevant subject with a minimum of three years professional experience in a relevant context (merit degree or equivalent preferred) Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work/life experience are encouraged to apply English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as... [-]

The Bradford PhD

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

Studying a PhD degree at the University of Bradford School of Management places you at the core of the university's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new business and management ideas. [+]

Pioneering research has always been at the heart of all teaching and learning at the University of Bradford School of Management. The School ranks as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools and is in an elite group of only 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". In the current RAE, 90% of the School's research was assessed to be of international standing.

The Bradford PhD

Studying a PhD degree at the School of Management places you at the core of the University's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new management ideas. The Bradford PhD allows you to conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. As well as being supervised by two well established researchers, you will take part in research training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research. You also have opportunities to present your work in our school's research seminars to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and members of faculty.... [-]


PHD - Doctor of Philosophy

London School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Greater London + 1 more

Undertaking doctoral research at London School of Theology provides you with the opportunity to be involved in research at the cutting edge of the theological disciplines. You will have the opportunity to furnish both the worldwide church and the academic community with expertise that will carry the best traditions of evangelical Christian scholarship into the next generation and enable you to teach at tertiary level. [+]

Assessment: Thesis of up to 100,000 words (80,000 words for students starting after January 2014) and oral examination (viva) Why embark on a PhD? Undertaking doctoral research at London School of Theology provides you with the opportunity to be involved in research at the cutting edge of the theological disciplines. You will have the opportunity to furnish both the worldwide church and the academic community with expertise that will carry the best traditions of evangelical Christian scholarship into the next generation and enable you to teach at tertiary level. Summary LST offers research supervision for the PhD degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree. A PhD thesis must show the ability to test ideas and critically investigate your chosen area. You need to offer a substantial fresh discovery or analysis, to argue some new critical hypothesis, or to provide substantial new arguments for an older one. Ultimately your research must result in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, which, in principle, is worthy of publication. By the time your thesis is submitted, you should be able to show that your competence in your chosen area is comparable with that of the experts. PhD candidates are expected to have the ability to interact with their primary sources in the original languages (e.g. Hebrew or Greek) as well as with secondary material in the main research languages (English, French and German). Languages required will vary considerably according to the area of study and some may require no foreign... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy

Amity University in London
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

In collaboration with the University of Bolton, Amity offers doctoral programmes for research in business management and information technology. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017/2018. In collaboration with the University of Bolton, Amity offers doctoral programmes for research in business management and information technology. As a doctoral student, you are expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your chosen academic field. It is a challenging pursuit but a rewarding one, and succesful research serves to help the work of an international community of fellow researchers and professionals. Students undertake training in research methods, participate in research seminars and design and implement their own research to enable them to generate significant new knowledge. In applying for doctoral study, applicants are required to submit a detailed research proposal, setting out the general area of research, the intended contribution to the field of study, an indication of the research methods to be followed, and a full bibliography. Applications are accepted on the strength of the research proposal, as well as an applicant's motivation and prior academic attainment as the main factors leading to confidence in their chances of completion. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded in recognition of independent research conducted within a supervised programme of study, completed within the allocated time and judged to constitute an original contribution to learning. The student must demonstrate the ability to relate the research results to the general body of knowledge of the subject. Assessment is based upon the final thesis and performance in a 'viva voce' oral examination. [-]

PhD in Economics

University of Leicester, School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 78 months August 2018 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

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). [+]

How to Apply 1. Make sure we offer PhD supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests 2. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing 3. Prepare your supporting documents - with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic entry requirements and the English language entry requirements: include all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts international applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme 4. Submit your online application or apply by post Our research-led Economics staff are committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching. Supervision and Research Areas We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including: Game Theory Mechanism Design Behavioral Economics Industrial Organisation Growth Theory Public Economics Labour Economics Political Economy Economics of Migration Health Economics Organisation Theory Business Ethics Marketing and Consumption Accounting and Finance Political Economy Human Resource Management PhD Description PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of... [-]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

NOWNano The University of Manchester and Lancaster
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

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.... [-]