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Types of PhDs

  • PhD Research Project

    PhD research projects describe either the actual research project that you would be expected to carry out during your PhD or an example of the sort of research project that your PhD might involve.
  • 4 Year PhD Programme

    Four year PhD Programmes usually involve a significant taught element during the first year. In most cases you will not choose your research project until towards the end of year one.
  • Humanities Research Programme

    PhD Research Programmes describe the opportunities for postgraduate research within a University department. You may often be asked to submit your own research project proposal as part of your application, although predefined research projects may also be available.
  • Social Sciences Research Programme

    PhD Research Programmes describe the opportunities for postgraduate research within a University department. You may often be asked to submit your own research project proposal as part of your application, although predefined research projects may also be available.
  • Business Research Programme

    PhD Research Programmes describe the opportunities for postgraduate research within a University department. You may often be asked to submit your own research project proposal as part of your application, although predefined research projects may also be available.
  • International PhD Programme

    This PhD programme takes place outside the UK/Ireland. The structure and funding of PhD programmes can vary from one country to another and you should check the duration of the programme. See our ‘Study Abroad’ section for additional guidance on study outside the UK & Ireland.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship

    Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) offer you the opportunity to study for a PhD while undertaking teaching duties in areas usually related to your PhD research. Duties of a GTA will vary from one institution to another.
  • Law Research Programme

    PhD Research Programmes describe the opportunities for postgraduate research within a University department. You may often be asked to submit your own research project proposal as part of your application, although predefined research projects may also be available.
  • Clinical PhD Programme

    A Clinical PhD Programme is usually open only to qualified practicing clinicians. Most offer a full clinical salary during your studies.
  • EngD Programme

    The EngD is a 'professional' doctorate, equivalent to a PhD, but with the Research Engineer (EngD student) pursuing a research project while based within a company, and enjoying an enhanced stipend. EngDs provide a more vocationally oriented doctorate than the traditional PhD and is geared to the needs of industry.
  • NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

    Research Programmes in NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships describe the opportunities for postgraduate research funded by the UK Natural and Environmental Sciences Research Council.

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