Students carry out a supervised programme of research at the leading edge of their chosen subject. From an initial proposal, students design and conduct a research programme under the direction of one or two members of our academic staff. The PhD research is written up as a substantial thesis and assessed in an extensive oral examination. You can choose to study any topic in which we have research expertise. Details of research staff expertise and interests are available on individual staff pages.
Benefits of the MPhil and PhD
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.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 35.55
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