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:
Humanities and social sciences research projects 2018
Our staff have suggested a number of PhD project ideas in this area they would be interested in supervising. There may be some funding sources available.
How to apply
Find out how you can make an application.
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.