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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Chichester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    48 months

Course summary

The aims of the programme are: the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline and merit publication; a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline; the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems; a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry appropriate to the discipline.

Assessment methods

The award of MPhil or PhD is assessed through submission of a written thesis or equivalent for practice-based disciplines and an oral examination with a panel of examiners (viva voce). The viva is compulsory for PhD and for MPhil.

Having successfully completed this programme you: have demonstrated a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field; have demonstrated the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity; have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication; are capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas; can communicate with your peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general about your areas of expertise; and can be expected to be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,508per year

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University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 90 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    100 51%

    72nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    60th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    35th

    51

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