Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Doctor of Philosophy (Research)

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Course summary

This PhD provides you with the opportunity to interrogate a research topic of interest and develop your knowledge and research skills that can help you in a career in or beyond academia. You will receive training in the theoretical aspects of research. The overall focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate, disseminate and defend your own individual research. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the capacity for critical thought. The PhD will suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you aspire to a research-based career.

Course details

Modules

The programme of research will cover research design, research project management and research ethics, as well as more general conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters in relation to research. You will also address more specific conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters appropriate for your subject area.

Assessment method

The first element of the PhD (research project registration) will be assessed through the production of a research proposal, a project management plan and a skills development portfolio. You will also undertake a viva voce examination (project registration viva). Approximately halfway through your studies, your progress will be assessed through a second viva (progression viva). Your final thesis will be assessed through a further viva (final viva).


How to apply

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) and ideally also a Masters degree. No specific subjects are required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2820 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2820 Year 1
Scotland £2820 Year 1
Wales £2820 Year 1
International £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress with your studies.
Doctor of Philosophy at Edge Hill University - UCAS