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Applications are welcomed from students interested in pursuing either a full-time or part-time higher degree by research (Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awards), who satisfy the University's entry criteria.
Studying for an MPhil or a PhD is very much an individual activity, and research topics vary widely, according to personal interests. As one of our students, we will help to nurture your interests and develop skills and insights essential to your future progress.
To assist you, we offer access to modern, well-equipped laboratories and library facilities, and are also able to support prospective students in developing their research proposals.
A full-time student is expected to devote the whole of his/her time to research, and can undertake other work for no more than fifteen hours per week subject to the discretion of the Head of Department.
Research Degrees are assessed on the basis of a thesis reporting individual research, and involve a substantial research training component, provided by our Graduate School. Your thesis should be as concise as possible, with an absolute upper limit of 60,000 words for MPhil and 100,000 words for PhD, including footnotes and appendices.
Available vacancies for funded Research Student opportunities will be posted on the Jobs section of this website.
Please note that as departmental funding is not currently available, applicants will be expected to be self-funding, unless applying for a specific scholarship.
Although research may be conducted within any of the University's academic departments, we also maintain a number of distinctive specialist research centres to support and enhance your study options.
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