Optometry and Vision Sciences at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge. A full-time PhD is a three year full-time programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words. Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field. You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods). You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Modules

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria: Studies of contour interaction and crowding: Outline The degradation of single letter acuity in the presence of surrounding stimuli such as flanking bars is known as contour interaction. Contour interaction, together with inaccurate fixational eye movements and inappropriately allocated attention, have been proposed to produce the crowding effect that is seen in full-chart letter-acuity measurements. This project seeks to better understand the underlying properties of contour interaction and crowding under both monocular and dichoptic viewing conditions. Funding Self-funding applicants are welcome. In addition to tuition fees, bench fees of between £3-£15,000 per annum are required depending on the nature of the project. Deadline Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more Supervisors Professor John Siderov (https://pure.hud.ac.uk/en/persons/john-siderov) To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills (https://research.hud.ac.uk/) webpages, where you will find information on each research area (https://research.hud.ac.uk/research-subjects/). To find out about our staff visit ‘Our experts’ (http://www-old.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/) which features profiles of all our academic staff. You will need to complete a research proposal outlining your areas of interest and when this is submitted along with your research degree application form, we will look for the academics within the University who have the expertise and knowledge to supervise you and guide you through your research degree.


Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is: * a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the study of Vision Sciences and/or Optometry, or * an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline relevant to the study of Vision Sciences and/or Optometry, or * appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4765 Year 1
England £4765 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4765 Year 1
Scotland £4765 Year 1
Wales £4765 Year 1
Channel Islands £4765 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/ Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

For further information please visit https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding-studies/

Optometry and Vision Sciences at University of Huddersfield - UCAS