A Higher Doctorate is awarded for published work of the highest quality. We ask candidates to submit a collection of their published work and a commentary that demonstrates its impact on the subject. Your application should be supported by a professor from the University of Sunderland.
There is a high level of scrutiny for all applications. The Higher Doctorate Panel includes the University’s Vice–Chancellor, and the examiners will be leading authorities in your field of study.
The University of Sunderland awards four Higher Doctorates:
Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
Doctor of Science (DSc)
Doctor of Technology (DTech)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Higher Doctorates are rarely awarded and they are elite qualifications that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.
You have the option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or via distance learning. Higher Doctorates are awarded for research outputs of exceptional distinction.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£3,980 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. Key strengths are sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries, reflected in its world-leading research, global partnerships, and knowledge transfer partnerships.
The university recently opened a new School of Medicine, with the first students starting their MBChB Medicine course in September 2019. Learn more about the university through a series of informative webcasts which you can find on the website – watch from anywhere in the world and chat one-to-one with university staff.
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