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, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. PhD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools. Learning Objectives Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with a theoretical and practical knowledge. Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development and mapping. Improve understanding in the teaching and learning process. Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction. Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools. The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/ administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee [-]

PhD Economics

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The Economics PhD offers students the opportunity to study economics to PhD level, with expert supervision and additional research training. The programme consists of a combination of taught courses and supervised independent research, leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. [+]

PhD Economics 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 an oral examination and final thesis. The Economics PhD offers students the opportunity to study economics to PhD level, with expert supervision and additional research training. The programme consists of a combination of taught courses and supervised independent research, leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. Because academic staff conduct world-leading research across a wide range of subjects, the school can offer expert supervision in most areas of the discipline. Students are allocated two supervisors and, while we make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, it is not always possible due to staff capacity constraints. Regular annual and quarterly reviews are held to ensure smooth progress of the research work. During the first year, students complete taught courses in order to acquire the necessary skills and background knowledge for their research. Some are compulsory and some are recommended by their supervisors. All students take the PhD Economics Research Methods module and at least one other module. They also undertake research and generic skills training, provided by the School of Economics and the Graduate School, and start work on their research. From the second year, students focus in more detail on their research. Training is also provided for the preparation of articles for submission to academic journals and for applying for jobs in academia. Graduates from our PhD programme have helped advance the frontier of economic knowledge across a wide range of economics sub-fields, evidenced by their offer of positions in the best universities around the world upon graduation, as well as in policy agencies (World Bank, IMF, OECD etc) and the publication of their research in top economics journals. As a consequence, Nottingham has long been viewed as a leading PhD programme in the UK and more widely. Key facts Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We are ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Facilities School facilities The school provides a range of resources for postgraduate research students, including computing, software and study facilities. Computers support standard packages, as well as a wide-range of specialist statistical, mathematical and programming applications. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks all of the major economics publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Seminars Students are encouraged to participate in the school's busy seminar and workshop programmes, allowing them to engage with top international academics in the field. Each year, masterclasses on specific themes are held by leading researchers visiting the school. Conferences Students are also encouraged to present papers to external conferences, and their attendance is supported financially by the school. There is also an annual conference where students present their work to academic staff and fellow students. Teaching opportunities Second and third year research students are encouraged to act as academic tutors, generally to first year undergraduates. This provides valuable training for a future career in academia, as well as an excellent opportunity to develop a range of presentation and organisational skills. Students who undertake tutoring receive training in communication and teaching skills. Student Services Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience and form part of a comprehensive network of services at the University designed to support you throughout your studies, including academic and disability support, counselling, financial support, and childcare services. International Office Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our international and EU students. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham and offers a Welcome Programme just before the start of the academic year. Centre for English Language Education The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies, as well as providing a social programme for its students. Students' Union The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre. Researcher Development Programme Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty specific and doctoral training programmes. They also deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their Researcher Development Programme. This means that as well as helping you to develop your research skills, you will have opportunities spanning communication skills, careers, time management, and entrepreneurship - and the chance to meet and work alongside researchers from other disciplines. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* Graduates from our PhD programme go on to have successful careers in a wide range of areas. Many go on to academia and we have successfully placed students in universities including Yale, Oxford, Nottingham, LSE, Warwick, Manchester, Durham, Birmingham, Bristol, East Anglia, Surrey, Bonn, Innsbruck, Ecole Polytechnique, Sau Paulo and Xiamen. Others have gone on to positions in The World Bank, IMF, OECD, European Commission, European Central Bank as well as various government department and policy institutes. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 700 careers events held each academic year A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. Entry requirements Applicants should have, or expect to have, a good masters qualification in economics, equivalent to an overall average of 63% in an ESRC-recognised UK MSc degree (Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard) IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one element. If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

PhD in Economics

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

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioural economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China – where we have close research links with Fudan and Renmin Universities. [+]

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. We have a long history of valuable Economics research and have been supporting some of the UK’s major Businesses Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioural economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China – where we have close research links with Fudan and Renmin Universities. We have a strong culture of collaboration and arrange external and internal research seminar series, conferences and PhD student workshops. We also work with a wide range of businesses and government institutions including the Bank of England, Federal Reserve Bank, UK Trade & Investment, BIS and the UK parliament. Staff John Addison Chair in Economics Ashar Aftab Lecturer in Economics, PhD Deputy Programme Director Habib Ahmed Professor John Ashworth Head of Economics and Finance, Professor of Economics Mehmet Asutay Lecturer Peter Bagnall Teaching Associate- Economics Anurag Narayan Banerjee Reader in Financial Econometrics Parantap Basu Professor of Macroeconomics Frankie Chau Senior Lecturer in Finance Xiaogang Che Lecturer in Economics Xiaoshan Chen Lecturer in Economics David Chivers Lecturer in Economics Duncan Connors Teaching Fellow in Finance Tahani Coolen-Maturi Lecturer in Finance and Statistics Damian Damianov Reader in Economics and Finance Ekaterina Damianova Teaching Fellow in Finance Vladislav Damjanovic Senior Lecturer in Economics Tatiana Damjanovic Chair in Macroeconomics Rataporn Deesomsak Lecturer in Finance, MSc Managment Route Leader (Finance) Kevin Dowd Professor of Finance and Economics Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim Professor of Islamic Finance Ahmed Elsayed Teaching Fellow in Economics Sara Eugeni Lecturer in Economics Michael Guo Reader in Finance and Deputy Director of Institute for China Development and Research Chulwoo Han Lecturer in Finance Richard Harris Professor of Economics Nigar Hashimzade Professor of Economics Mark Hayes St Hilda Reader in Catholic Social Thought and Practice Matteo Iannizzotto Senior Teaching Fellow in Macroeconomics Tooraj Jamasb Chair in Energy Economics Kenju Kamei Lecturer in Economics Arzé Karam Lecturer in Economics/Msc Finance Programme Leader Elisa Keller Lecturer in Economics and Finance Hugo Kruiniger Senior Lecturer in Economics Morten Lau Professor of Behavioural Finance Daniel Li Lecturer in Economics Shengyu Li Lecturer in Economics Ian Lincoln Senior Teaching Fellow/Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies/ Durham UG Course Leader Manuel Llorca Research Fellow (Energy Economics) Michael Lucey Teaching Fellow in Accounting, Finance and Economics Juliana Malagon Lecturer in Finance and Economics Laura Marsiliani Lecturer in Economics John Moffat Lecturer in Economics Tony T. Needham Anamaria Nicolae Lecturer in Economics Michael Nimo Teaching Fellow in Accounting, Finance and Economics Nikos Paltalidis Lecturer in Finance Jinrui Pan Lecturer in economics Dennis Philip Reader in Finance Leslie J Reinhorn Lecturer in Economics Thomas Renstrom Senior Lecturer in Economics/Director of MSc Programmes(Economics & Finance) Martin Robson Senior Lecturer in Economics/Chair of the MDC Boards of Examiners Bibhas Saha Reader in Economics Lucia Sbragia Lecturer in Economics Riccardo Scarpa Chair in Economics Jason Shachat Professor of Experimental Economics Nan Shi Teaching Fellow in Finance Brian Snowdon Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics Rebecca Stratling Lecturer in Economics/Finance Abderrahim Taamouti Professor in Economics, MSc Economics & Finance Deputy Programme Director Simone Tonin Lecturer in Economics Eshref Trushin Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics Xing Wang Lecturer in Economics Toby Watson Deputy Dean (Education) Ian Whitfield Director of Undergraduate Studies and Principal Teaching Fellow in Finance Julian Williams Chair in Accounting and Finance Cheng Yan Lecturer in Finance Ayse Yazici Lecturer in Economics Anil Yildizparlak Lecturer in Economics Hong Il Yoo Lecturer in Economics Zhichao Zhang Lecturer in International Finance Qi Zhang Reader in Accounting and Finance PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and... [+]

Doctor of Education (EdD)

 

Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields, the EdD provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally focused, cohort-based doctorate. It combines taught courses with independent research.The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and substantial piece of professionally-oriented education research. Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.The EdD is open to professionals who are currently practising in education, healthcare or a related setting, and who normally have a minimum of four years’ experience and a master's qualification. The programme of study is structured specifically to meet the needs of people who are in full-time employment.The course is highly collegial. Sessions draw upon the rich and varied experiences that EdD students bring with them, and the exploration of commonalities across disciplines is integral to the programme of study. You are actively encouraged critically to explore your own practice and to be engaged as fully as possible in the learning process.... [-]


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

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years August 2017 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. [+]

​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 the component programmes, be awarded the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology. In this way, within one programme and its flexible entry and exit points, we hope to provide a full range of higher level academic study, further training and higher level research. Employability & Careers​ A Doctorate in Forensic Psychology incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 training as set out by the British Psychological Society. The Doctorate enables graduates to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health Professionals Council (HPC)​. [-]

Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2017 United Kingdom London

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 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 Economics

University of Leicester, School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 78 months August 2017 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). [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. 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 a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3 to 3.5 years (full-time). A fourth year (full-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded. Entry Requirements and Fees Applicants must hold: A UK undergraduate (Bachelors) and postgraduate (e.g. Masters) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University's English language entry requirements. Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international), the programme type (PhD/MPhil or professional doctorate), and the mode of study (full-time or part-time). [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2017 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 part-time, and is expected to produce a thesis of 30-40,000 words. For a PhD, a candidate is registered for 4 years of full-time study or 6 years part time, and is expected to produce a thesis either of 80-100,000 words (in the case of a social science approach) or of between 160 and 250 pages including diagrams (in the case of a natural science approach). In exceptional cases we will consider cases for registration to an MPhil. Supervision It is essential that prospective research students identify and contact a potential supervisor (by email) PRIOR to making a formal application. We are unable to process any application without such prior contact. You can find a list of potential supervisors and their research interests below. This gives you an idea of the wide range of projects, in terms of research focus, species groups and geographical location, in which we can supervise research students. [-]

Research degrees (MSc, PhD and NRPhD)

University of Kent, School of Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Kent's School of Psychology supports research in a number of areas, including: social psychology; developmental psychology; forensic psychology; cognitive psychology; existential psychology; personality and motivation. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. Research degrees (MSc, PhD and NRPhD) The School offers supervision for full-time or part-time research degrees at MSc and PhD level in any of the following areas. Applicants should send an outline of the research they propose to pursue with their application form. Cognitive psychology/neuropsychology: visual cognition; memory; clinical neuropsychology; language; human-computer interaction. Developmental psychology: cultural ideas regarding development; children's conversational skills; discourse and conversation analysis; recognition memory processes in children; development of prejudice and stereotyping; children's social identity; children with learning disabilities. Forensic psychology: police procedures; legal decision making; eye-witness testimony Group processes and intergroup relations: social identity and self-categorisation; small group performance; group decisions; intergroup relations; stereotyping; prejudice; discrimination; inequality; collective behaviour. Social psychology: group processes; intergroup relations; prejudice; attributional style; attitude change and persuasion; personality and individual differences. We offer the following research degrees: Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology PhD Forensic Psychology PhD, NRPhD Psychology MSc, PhD, NRPhD Social Psychology MSc, PhD, NRPh Under the Psychology MSc, PhD and NRPhD programmes we also offer supervision in the area of Developmental Psychology During your research, you are supported by a panel including a main and secondary supervisor. Your supervisors are individually selected for you based on their compatibility with your research interests. Typically, you meet with your supervisors more frequently at the initial stages of research than during the phases of data collection and analysis. You receive training in research-specific and broader ‘transferable’ skills, including academic writing, career management and presentation skills. You also have the opportunity to train for an advanced teaching qualification (ATAP). The Advanced Statistics and Methodology module from our taught MSc programme is available for doctoral students that have not already completed an advanced statistics and methods course. The New Route PhD (NRPhD) is a special option for students who wish to commit to a programme combining taught and research elements. NRPhD is a four-year doctorate degree that includes taught MSc coursework over the first two years of study. Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. MSc by research is one year full-time or two years part-time PhD is three years full-time or five years part-time New Route PhD (NRPhD) is four years full-time Research degrees are based on a research project and do not involve coursework; however, research students who have not already passed a suitable advanced statistics course will be required to take our Advanced Statistics and Methodology module in their first year. PhD funding The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas. Some of our PhD students are self-funded, and others are funded by grants or awards either from the School, UK or their countries of origin. You may also fund your studies through part-time teaching within the School. The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United [-]

PhD Actuarial Science

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

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. [+]

PhD Actuarial Science There's a robust research environment at Kent in the fields of Finance and Actuarial Science. Areas of research include financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. 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. The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment (CASRI) was recently set up within SMSAS to reflect the widening scope of the teaching and research of the staff. Areas of research interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, mortality and longevity modelling, longevity indices and markets. Other research topics include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Course structure The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals at SMSAS. The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Research areas Areas of interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, and all areas of mortality and longevity research. Other research topics in the School include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Genetics and insurance risk Advances in human genetics, and medical sciences in general, have led to many gene discoveries; a number of single-gene disorders have been successfully identified and studied in detail. Researchers are now increasingly focusing on common multifactorial genetic disorders such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, caused by interaction of genes and environmental factors. It is important for the insurance industry to understand the full implications of these latest developments. First, can an insurer justify charging different premium rates to different risk groups? Second, if insurers are not allowed to discriminate between individuals based on their genes, by regulation or by law, is there a risk of adverse selection? From a public policy perspective, regulators and governments face the dilemma of whether to regulate against genetic underwriting or to allow market economies to take their own course. On one hand, there is a moral obligation not to discriminate against individuals for their genetic make-up. On the other hand, risk of adverse selection against insurance firms cannot be ruled out altogether. Maintaining an appropriate balance between the two is key. Economic capital and financial risk management Financial services firms are in the business of accepting risks on behalf of their customers. Customers do not always have the time or expertise to handle financial risks on their own, so they pass these on to financial services firms. However, even the most reputable firms can sometimes get it wrong, so it is fundamentally important for all stakeholders that financial services firms hold an appropriate amount of capital calculated on a robust scientific basis, to back the risks they are running. Economic capital can provide answers by specifying a unifying approach to calculating risk-based capital for any firm in the financial services sector. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Actuarial Science - PhD at Canterbury: Full-time: £3996 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £1998 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Key facts Subject area: Actuarial Science Award: PhD Course type: Research Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: Three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time Start: September Accredited by: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [-]

PhD in TESOL Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. During your time at Stirling, your learning will be facilitated by tutors who have extensive expertise in TESOL, research methods and/or educational theories. This is a novel PhD programme across the UK, which is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. If you are interested in investigating language use, teaching and/or learning, this PhD programme will be of interest to you. The PhD will challenge the boundaries of your academic knowledge and will be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Is a PhD in TESOL Research for me? This program will appeal to you should you wish to develop your research skills and to become an autonomous researcher. Our PhD in TESOL Research will provide you with an opportunity to go beyond what would be required from a Master’s of Research (MRes) and an Educational Doctorate (EdD) in that you will produce a more substantial 60,000-word thesis. Before embarking on your thesis investigation, the program will foster your research skill development through seven taught modules on TESOL, research methods and educational theories. This academic support is one of the key differences between the University of Stirling’s PhD in TESOL Research and other comparable PhD programs currently on offer in the UK. By attaining a PhD you will achieve something significant. This qualification will mark you out as an expert researcher in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will achieve new skills in understanding complex matters, sharpen your problem solving abilities, increase your confidence as a researcher and expand your knowledge of the field while also enjoying the PhD experience, which is an often overlooked aspect of the process. The academic environment at Stirling will not only give you freedom and challenges, but it will also provide you with numerous chances for intellectual debate with fellow experts. Your PhD journey will shape your future like no other qualification – academically, professionally and personally. TOP Reasons To Study With Us Educational research has a long and much admired history at the University of Stirling. In The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Education had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish University, with 100% of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent. You will make an original contribution to scholarship and will be awarded the title of PhD in TESOL Research, a unique qualification that highlights your thorough knowledge in this area. You will be affiliated with Education within the Faculty of Social Sciences, an excitingly vibrant academic division, which is consistently ranked within the top 10 in the UK across all ranking tables. Because of the distinctive design of this PhD programme, you will be supported in your knowledge/research development process from the very start of your studies. You will benefit from a flexible programme delivered intensively (mostly on Fridays), allowing you to read and research extensively. Course objectives This unique PhD programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and research skills in TESOL in a multicultural environment. It will be of interest to those who have a background in Languages, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research. As a student on the programme, you will have the chance to investigate a topic of your choice in a systematic and thorough way. You will have access to numerous options for further development offered by the Stirling Graduate School and by the Faculty of Social Sciences. TESOL students are also invited to our reading group meetings as well as to our English Language Teaching and Research (ELTR) events, which are delivered by leading researchers/professionals. On completion, you will be a well-rounded professional researcher who has knowledge of the wider educational field, is proficient in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, has the skills needed to research any area within TESOL, and is able to make a contribution to scholarly knowledge and professional practice. What makes us different? ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy

Amity University in London
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

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

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 Higher Education

University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in United Kingdom 2017. Research on Higher Education 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. Because the Centre draws on expertise from across the University of Kent, we can offer high-quality PhD supervision across a wide range of research topics, and we work very carefully to match you with a supervisory panel that suit your interests and ambitions. You can find out more about the research activities and publications of individual members of staff by following the links here. In addition to regular meetings with supervisors, all research students take part in a tailored research training programme, which can include research methods modules offered by the Centre or by other Schools, as appropriate. As well as attending the regular research seminars offered by the Centre, students are encouraged to participate in the seminars, workshops, newer researcher networks and masterclasses offered by the scholarly bodies in the discipline, including SRHE and BERA. Most students of the Centre are studying part-time, and we aim to provide a lively academic community which makes full use of the professional and scholarly diversity of our staff and students. Please note that the research expertise of Centre staff focuses specifically on the field of higher education, i.e. university-level institutions, processes, policies and educational provision. We are unable to offer supervision on research topics relating to primary or secondary education, or to the training of schoolteachers. If you are interested in applying for the PhD in Higher Education, we strongly recommend that you contact the Centre to discuss your plans before making a formal application. Applications are accepted throughout the year. [-]