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Full-time | University of Sunderland | 3 years | FEB, MAY, OCT
  • Full-time | University of Sunderland | 3 years | FEB, MAY, OCT
  • Part-time | University of Sunderland | 6 years | FEB, APR, OCT

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    107th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    64th

    5 (Art & Design)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.31

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.58

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    FEB, MAY, OCT

Course Summary

Overview:

A PhD is “probably the most internationally transferable qualification” according to the Higher Education Policy Institute.

You will critically investigate your chosen topic in great depth, with support, guidance and encouragement from our supervisory team. Crucially, your investigation should result in the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of your discipline. It should make an original contribution to knowledge.

Increasingly, a doctorate is an essential requirement for recruitment and promotion in university teaching roles. More broadly, a PhD is a life-changing programme that trains you to think at a deep level while you become an expert on a particular topic. It is quite possible that you will end up knowing more about that topic than almost anyone else in the country.

A PhD is highly advisable if you are considering a career as an academic. You have the option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or possibly via distance learning.

Tuition Fees

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.

£4,464 per year

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These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England

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Distance learning full-time: £2,681 per year

University information

University Ranking

107th

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.

Address

University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus

Chester Road

Sunderland

SR1 3SD

UNITED KINGDOM