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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Mathematics (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

About the course

The PhD is the internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, typically three to four years full-time. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of one or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at a postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to the physical sciences. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would expect to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications. PhD programmes are up to 4 years (full-time); 8 years (part-time).

Why choose this course?

An internationally recognised research qualification Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience Employers are looking for high calibre graduates who can demonstrate independence through research

Teaching methods

The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics has an international reputation for conducting high quality research, and its staff occupy positions on many national and international professional bodies. Postgraduate students account for a substantial part of the School's research effort, demonstrating the quality of the research standards in the School and the importance with which the School views the development and training of its postgraduate research students.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 4 years | 01-AUG-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

01-AUG-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,125

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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