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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Buckingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Students are registered initially for the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), although their status is probationary until the first Annual Review has taken place, normally between 12 and 18 months from first registration. The usual period of doctoral study is three years, though the University’s Regulations also permit candidates who make particularly rapid progress to apply to the University Research Committee for permission to submit at the end of their second year of study. Part-time applications will be considered and may be accepted where teaching provision is available.

Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

The University’s Course Directors, students’ supervisors, and the Research Officer and Tutor for Graduate Students are available to discuss students’ post-graduation plans and how they may utilise most effectively the skills acquired during their studies.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,950per year

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University information

University of Buckingham

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

Specialists in the two-year degree, Buckingham has the widest range of two-year degrees in the UK, available via two intakes (January and September).
Regular access to academic experts, with interactive small-group tutorial-style teaching.
Study in a truly diverse student body representing more than 100 nations, stretching from Germany to New Zealand and Canada.

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