* £3,500 deposit
All candidates should hold at least an honours degree (first or upper second class), or equivalent.
To apply, please complete the online application form (see the Apply Now button), together with the following documents to be uploaded through the application portal, see below:
Without all of the above documents, we will not be able make you an offer on this programme.
In addition, in the ‘personal statement’ section of the online application form, please provide a statement of no more than 1000 words outlining:
There is pressure on teaching staff at universities to demonstrate that they have higher qualifications than those whom they are teaching. A PhD is often required for academic posts in research-intensive institutions.
The PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work is a fast track for you to gain doctorate-level recognition for work that you have already done. It is therefore well suited to academic staff who would like to develop their careers.
More broadly, the achievement of a doctorate demonstrates your ability to make a major contribution to the development of new ideas, techniques and approaches. There is a strong association between successful postgraduate study and professional employment, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute.