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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY, SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    4 years

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.

Why us?

  • A PhD is highly advisable if you are considering a career as an academic
  • We're ranked 2nd in the UK for students’ overall satisfaction with their research degree programme according to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2018
  • You have the option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or possibly via distance learning

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    115th out of 122 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    99 47%

    103rd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    98th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    26th

    55

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