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You may register for a research degree on a full-time or part-time basis and applications are welcome from part-time students in employment who wish to undertake a research project which is connected with their work. All students must be able to meet the University’s requirements for a research degree, which is to be able to devote a minimum of 35 hours per week (full-time) or 15 hours per week (part-time) to the programme of research.
All students enrol as Probationer Research Students and during the first year formally register their research proposal for one of the following routes.
Full-time: three years. Part-time: 4 years (min.); up to six years (max.)
Undertaking a PhD involves: