This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to Research Student Admissions.
A candidate may study for the degree of PhD (Period of Extended Study) by one of the following Methods:
A as a full-time student, by pursuing research at the University;
B as a full-time student, by pursuing research in an external place of employment;
C as a part-time student, by pursuing research either at the University or externally;
D as a full-time student, by pursuing research within an approved programme of research offered collaboratively by the University and another university/approved partner.
The degree of PhD (Period of Extended Study) may not be conferred as an honorary degree.
A candidate shall follow a programme of directed study, including periods of approved professional/industrial practice and training (training element) approved by the appropriate programme director, together with a programme of research (research element) for the duration prescribed.
The training element shall consist of a number of modules up to a maximum of 180 credits approved by the relevant Progression and Awards Board. Alternatively, or in addition, a candidate may be required to complete a period or periods of professional training or practical experience.
The research element of the programme shall consist of the production of a research thesis.