Progression and Examination
Usually a research degree will involve a programme of active research typically three years full-time or five years part-time, with the support of a supervisory team (including a specialist in the chosen research field). Students will be expected to complete a Project Approval process and Annual Progression points until they submit for Examination (see links on left for further information).
Example: PhD and Professional Doctorate Programmes
|Full-time Year||Part-time Year||PhD||Professional Doctorate*|
|1||1 & 2||
Project Approval (yr 1 only)
|2||3 & 4||Research |
|Advanced research bridging module
|3||4 & 5||Research|
Submission of thesis and oral examination.
*Applicants with relevant Masters level study and professional experience may be eligible for advanced entry – contact the appropriate School for more details.