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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Marine Biology Oceanography

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject. If you aspire to a research career this is usually the most appropriate research degree to undertake. Conduct research at the cutting edge of the discipline, working alongside a team of specialist academic advisors. Our staff work in a wide range of fields, including marine physics, coastal processes and modelling, coastal ocean and sediment transport engineering, marine and coastal policy, geomatics, oceanography and marine renewable energy. You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts, including seminars. You will be guided by a small team of academic experts, led by your main supervisor (Director of Studies). Even if you already have a masters degree, you will normally be registered as a ‘PhD’ candidate and may apply to transfer to ‘PhD’ status around 10–22 months after registration, based on your progress to date. A PhD is assessed via submission of a written thesis and a viva voce (an oral examination).

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth University | 48 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

48 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

GSRMSCI4 Research Marine Sciences - Core
BIO5131 Postgraduate Research Skills and Methods - Core
MAR513 Research Skills and Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,715

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have either a good 2:1 or first class honours undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject, and typically to have also completed a masters level qualification to a high standard (e.g. at 'merit' or 'distinction' level). If students do not have a masters level qualification, they may wish to consider an appropriate ResM such as ResM Biological Sciences or ResM Marine Sciences. Students who are making exceptional progress in a ResM programme may sometimes progress directly into our PhD programme without having to complete the masters, depending on the availability of funding. Students who are making exceptional progress in a ResM programme may sometimes progress directly into our PhD programme without having to complete the masters, depending on the availability of funding. Potential students for both ResM and PhD programmes should first identify a member of academic staff who may be a suitable supervisor, and contact them by email to discuss possible directions for a research proposal. The research proposal must be agreed by the supervisor before an application to study can be made. Students must also ensure that appropriate funding is in place, to cover both fees, and the cost of the research.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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