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Doctor of Philosophy PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Philosophy (Theory) Social Research General Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This PhD provides you with the opportunity to interrogate a research topic of interest and develop your knowledge and research skills that can help you in a career in or beyond academia. You will receive training in the theoretical aspects of research. The overall focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate, disseminate and defend your own individual research. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the capacity for critical thought. The PhD will suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you aspire to a research-based career.

Compulsory research training sessions will cover aspects of research design, research data management and research project management. These sessions will enable you to identify, evaluate and construct arguments, design research questions, and make an original contribution to knowledge. Ethics, values and equality in research will also be considered. The production of a research thesis through independent study will be underpinned by a research training and development programme. The skills and experience acquired through a PhD will provide ideal preparation for pursuing a research-based career.

Different course options

Full time | Edge Hill University | 3 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a first or upper second class honours degree (2:1 or above) and ideally also a Masters degree.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more