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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Full time | Open University | 4 years | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Art History Translation Renaissance History History Of Philosophy

Course type

Research

Course Summary

What is a PhD?

A PhD is a Doctorate of Philosophy, a prestigious qualification which is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve, demonstrating talent, academic excellence and a thirst for knowledge. In a modern knowledge-based economy, highly educated and skilled people such as doctoral graduates are in great demand. They form the most highly educated and skilled group in the UK and internationally. Many will go on to use their skills within academia or in research-intensive occupations in industry. However, there will be others who will draw on their research background and the skills gained through a doctoral degree in a wide variety of other occupations.

Assessment

All PhD students are initially registered for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and the PhD registration is confirmed after the successful completion of an upgrade assessment (at the end of year 1 for full-time students and year 2 for part-time study). You will be registered for a PhD when you pass this upgrade. Your academic progress will be monitored throughout your degree studies, via formal progress reports and regular meetings with your supervisors.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£4,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

The 2021/22 fee would be £11,426 for International non-science students and £14,769 for International science students. The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 year entry. There might be a slight increase in 2022/23 year entry.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or other recognised degree-awarding body.