Course details

Study options

Full-time: 2/3 years, Part-time: 6 years (PhD) †

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MPhil/PhD

Start date

See below †

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Research is an important component of academic life. It plays a major role in supporting what we teach to our students, and directly helps organisations to solve real world issues.

You can undertake a negotiated programme of research leading to the award of either a Master of Philosophy degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

These higher degrees are awarded in recognition of a successful period of research training normally culminating in the production of a thesis.

Additional information about your studies

Full Time

MPhil                                              Programme length 2 years - minimum registration 2 years.

MPhil by Published Works                 Programme length 1 year - minimum registration 1 year.

PhD Traditional Route                      Programme length 3 years - minimum registration 2 years.

PhD Integrated Route *                    Programme length 4 years - minimum registration 3 years.

PhD by Published Works                   Programme length 1 year - minimum registration 1 year.

 

Part Time

MPhil                                               Programme length 4 years - minimum registration 3 years

MPhil by Published Works                  Programme length 2 years - minimum registration 2 years

PhD Traditional Route                        Programme length 6 years - minimum registration 5 years

PhD Integrated Route *                      Programme length 6 years - minimum registration 5 years

PhD by Published Works                     Programme length 2 years - minimum registration 2 years

PhD by Concurrent Publication**        Programme length 6 years - minimum registration 5 years

 

* The Integrated route is under review and currently unavailable.

** The Concurrent Publication route is only available to UoD Staff on a Part time basis.

For more information please see https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/.

 

How you will learn

Supervision

We'll design an individual research programme to suit your topic, and you will regularly meet your supervisor for guidance and progress monitoring.

Anything else?

For more information please visit our Research website or contact us at is pgrstudentoffice@derby.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Integrated Route PhD

The New Route PhD is intended for recently qualified graduates with good honours degrees, who are keen to progress immediately to a research experience in their preparations for a career in which the ability to undertake research will play a key role.

MPhil/PhD

For MPhil/PhD programmes, we normally expect you to have a first or second class honours degree, a masters degree from a UK University or qualifications that we consider to be equivalent.

Language requirements

We must also be satisfied that you have the necessary command of the English language to undertake a research investigation. Copies of English language qualifications should be included where appropriate; please note that for research programmes a minimum of IELTS level of 7.0 or better is expected (Please note that English language certificates are only valid for two years).

International students

Find out about how to apply for a place on a research degree programme.

Fees and funding

Find out more about fee information for our research degrees.

How to apply

Please see Information for applicants for more information on submission dates and how to apply.

All enrolments are arranged by appointment once your application is successful. Please be aware that it can take between six and twelve weeks to consider a complete application.

Careers

You'll develop in-depth expertise in your chosen area which can lead to a real career progression either in business or in academia.

Programme leader

Professor Dennis Hayes

Contact us

 
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Research Student Office pgrstudentoffice@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 591060

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

The MPhil is studied over 2 years. You can study the PhD for 3 years full-time, or 6 years part-time. The integrated route PhD is studied over 4 years.

Entry months are September, January, March and June.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.