There are two types of research degree for which students may register within the Department:
A PhD is awarded to students who produce a substantial piece of original research in the form of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Candidates for PhD are normally registered for 3 years full-time, with submission within not more than 4 years, or 4 to 7 years part-time. Students must remain registered and paying an appropriate fee until submission.
An MPhil is awarded for original research and submission of a thesis of up to 55,000 words. Candidates must normally be registered for 2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time).
Research students are normally registered for the MPhil degree initially. For those who wish to, and who achieve satisfactory progress, this can be upgraded to PhD registration.
More information about the course and how to apply can be found here.