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PhD Science degrees

19 universities in the UK offer 22 postgraduate phd science degrees.

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Natural Sciences and Psychology PhD

Natural Sciences and Psychology PhD

The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 48 months Full time degree
  • 84 months Part time degree
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  • Surviving the Viva
  • Speed Reading
  • Advanced Presentation Skills    
  • Applying for Ethical Approval
  • How to be an Effective Researcher
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Statistical Science and Operational Research PhD

Statistical Science and Operational Research PhD

The research projects are focused on developing statistical and operational research techniques that can contribute to real-life applications. Further to the two main streams of research application in...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)

Science PhD

Science PhD

The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers advanced research training opportunities across a broad range of subject areas, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences. ...Read more
(4.2)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2060 per year (UK/EU)

History and Philosophy of Science PhD

History and Philosophy of Science PhD

In this course the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science has a vigorous postgraduate research culture. The major fields of PhD recruitment are Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, and...Read more
(4.2)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Rehabilitation Science PhD

Rehabilitation Science PhD

This research focuses on rehabilitation for chronic conditions, particularly musculoskeletal conditions (which affect 12% of the UK population). Our aim is to improve outcomes and quality of life for...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2065 per year (UK/EU)

Security and Crime Science PhD

Security and Crime Science PhD

The department of security and crime science is widely recognised for the impact that its research has had on real-world crime problems. Consequently we have long established links with police forces,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Science and Technology PhD

Science and Technology PhD

Research in the School of Science and Technology is rich and diverse, with staff conducting internationally recognised and world-leading research. Research is clustered in Research Centres and units,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 8 years Part time degree

Science Communication PhD

Science Communication PhD

This Potential research areas include informal science learning, the role of social media, cultural differences in science communication. Students are strongly encouraged to present their research at...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2061 per year (UK/EU)

Physical Sciences for Health PhD

Physical Sciences for Health PhD

This is an interdisciplinary programme that draws on skills and expertise from across the spectrum of science, engineering and medicine at Birmingham. It is based in the Centre for Doctoral Training,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4180 per year (UK/EU)

Science and Technology Studies PhD

Science and Technology Studies PhD

Research degrees are offered under two subject headings: History and Philosophy of Science, and Science and Technology Studies. Students may specialise in the history of science, the philosophy of science,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) in Social Sciences PhD

Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) in Social Sciences PhD

This programme will offer research students the opportunity to address a substantive social science question using advanced quantitative methods. Students, working with their supervisors, will develop...Read more
(4.6)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4400 per year (UK/EU)
  • 7 years Part time degree: £2200 per year (UK/EU)

Computer Science and Informatics (MSc by Research)

Computer Science and Informatics (MSc by Research)

A Masters by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research...Read more
(3.7)
  • 12 months Full time degree: £4165 per year (UK/EU)
  • 24 months Part time degree: £2115 per year (UK/EU)

Natural Sciences PhD

Natural Sciences PhD

This PhD offers an academic training route for graduates seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research that transcends the traditional discipline boundaries linking one...Read more
(4.3)
  • 36 months Full time degree

Multi-Scale Modelling PhD

Multi-Scale Modelling PhD

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is a world leader in industrially relevant research and teaching in chemical engineering and related subjects. We undertake leading-edge multidisciplinary,...Read more
(4.3)
  • 72 months Part time degree: £7500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 36 months Full time degree: £14500 per year (UK/EU)

Computer Vision Laboratory PhD

Computer Vision Laboratory PhD

Postgraduate study for the degree of PhD is offered in the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) in computer science. The degree of MPhil (by thesis) is also available. Postgraduates without sufficient training...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)

Cardiovascular Science PhD

Cardiovascular Science PhD

This DPhil programme is aimed at basic science graduates who want to undertake advanced research into cardiovascular disease. The programme provides you with a solid grounding in the study of cardiac...Read more
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  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)

Complexity Science PhD

Complexity Science PhD

The areas for PhD supervision include: Complexity, Emergence and Upscaling (complex systems theory, network reduction, particle and turbulent systems); Complex Fluids and Complex Flows (granular, foam...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4191 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2515 per year (UK/EU)

Advanced Quantitative Methods PhD

Advanced Quantitative Methods PhD

This pathway is for social scientists who wish to learn advanced quantitative methods for secondary-data analysis, and apply these methods appropriately to answer particular substantive questions from their disciplines. ...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4185 per year (UK/EU)
  • 7 years Part time degree: £2093 per year (UK/EU)

Science and Technology Policy Studies PhD

Science and Technology Policy Studies PhD

In this course, from science and technology capability building in developing countries, to policy and regulation in energy and high technology industries, to rethinking sustainable development – our...Read more
(4.2)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 6 years Part time degree

History and Philosophy of Science PhD

History and Philosophy of Science PhD

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science has around 45 PhD students at any one time, their thesis topics covering the full range of history and philosophy of the sciences and medicine. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £7626 per year (UK/EU)
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