Most students are registered in the first instance for a probationary PhD. Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from probationer to confirmed PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process, including a formal presentation of work.
The final stage of the PhD degree is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners. The thesis must provide evidence of originality of mind and critical judgement about your chosen aspect of education, and must contain material which is worthy of publication.
The programme aims to:
First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university.
English Language requirements
Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.
IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the four components)
TOEFL 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
How to apply
Applications must be made through the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School. (See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/how-to-apply/research-programmes/)
This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.