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Research Degrees

A doctorate is the highest academic degree granted by universities and is based upon unique research projects in the chosen field. Many universities require that as well as bringing new knowledge to the area of study, doctoral research must be of sufficient value to be publishable as a useful resource for other researchers and specialists.

Studying for your doctorate in the UK provides you with access to some of the most respected academics in the world as well as the finest resources provided by British universities. A doctorate brings you enormous respect in itself, but a UK doctorate serves to increase the prestige of your qualification.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD /DPhil) is the most popular doctorate, granted as a summation of deep scientific research. Currently British universities offer more than 200 professional doctoral programmes.

Doctoral programmes in the UK are characterised by broad diversity and can be acquired by:

  • Traditional research programmes (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/ DPhil)
  • Programmes that combine research work with studies in the UK and practicum (New Route PhD)
  • Professionally oriented programmes (Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Engineering (Deng), Doctor of Education (DEd), Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Doctor of Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.), etc.
  • PhD can be awarded as a result of an outstanding practical activity (PhD by Practice)
  • PhD can be awarded as a result of an outstanding publication (PhD by Publication)

Doctoral programmes can differ significantly depending on the university and chosen field of study. The apprenticeship of a doctoral degree is at least 3 years. In most cases the minimum requirements for PhD are an undergraduate degree (upper second-class honours or more) or a postgraduate master's degree.

If you would like to study for a doctoral degree in the UK our advisors at the London Education Centre can provide you with all the information you need and help you find the right university. We will assist with all necessary paperwork and support you at every stage of your journey to study in the UK.

Contact the UK doctoral studies specialists now…


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University of Aberdeen

 

University of Abertay Dundee

 

Aberystwyth University

 

School of Advanced Study, University of London

 

Anglia Ruskin University

 

University of the Arts, London

 

Aston University, Birmingham

 

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Bangor University

 

 

University of Bath

 

 

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University of Bedfordshire

 

Birkbeck, University of London

 

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University of Birmingham

 

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University of Bradford

 

 

University of Brighton

 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

 

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Brunel University, London

 

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University of Cambridge

 

 

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

University Campus Suffolk (UCS)

 

 

The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

 

 

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City University London

 

 

University of Central Lancashire

 

University College London

 

University College Marjon, Plymouth

 

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

 

 

The Institute of Cancer Research, University of London

 

Coventry University

 

 

University for The Creative Arts

 

Cliff College

 

Cranfield University

 

University of Cumbria

 

 

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De Montfort University, Leicester

 

 

University of Derby

 

 

University of Dundee

 

 

Durham University

 

 

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University of East Anglia

 

 

University of East London

 

 

Edge Hill University

 

University of Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh Napier University

 

 

Institute of Education, University of London

 

 

University of Essex

 

 

University of Exeter

 

 

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University College Falmouth

 

 

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University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

 

 

University of Glasgow

 

 

 

 

Glasgow Caledonian University

 

 

University of Gloucestershire

 

Glyndwr University

 

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

University of Greenwich

 

 

Greenwich School of Management

 

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Harper Adams University College

 

Heythrop College, University of London

 

Heriot-Watt University

 

 

University of Hertfordshire

 

 

University of Huddersfield

 

 

University of Hull

 

 

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Imperial College London

 

 

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University of Keele

 

 

University of Kent

 

 

Kings College London, University of London

 

 

Kingston University

 

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Lancaster University

 

 

University of Leicester

 

University of Leeds

 

Leeds Metropolitan University

 

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University of Liverpool

 

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Liverpool John Moores University

 

London Business School

 

London Metropolitan University

 

Loughborough University

 

London South Bank University

 

London School of Economics

 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

 

University of London Institute in Paris

 

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University of Manchester

 

 

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

 

Middlesex University

 

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Nazarene Theological College,

Manchester

 

 

Newcastle University

 

 

Newman University College, Birmingham

 

University of Northampton

 

 

Norwich University College of the Arts

 

Northumbria University

 

University of Nottingham

 

 

Nottingham Trent University

 

 

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University of Oxford

 

 

Oxford Brookes University

 

 

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Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry (Universities of Exeter & Plymouth)

 

University of Portsmouth

 

Plymouth University

 

 

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

 

 

Queen's University, Belfast

 

 

Queen Mary, University of London

 

 

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University of Reading

 

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

 

University of Roehampton, London

 

Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

 

Royal Holloway, University of London

 

The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

 

 

Royal Academy of Music, University of London

 

 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

 

 

Royal Agricultural College

 

 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

 

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University of Salford

 

 

University of Sheffield

 

 

Sheffield Hallam University

 

 

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

 

 

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

 

 

School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (SPCP)

 

University of Southampton

 

 

Southampton Solent University

 

 

University of St.Andrews

 

 

St Georges, University of London

 

 

St Mary’s University College Twickenham, London

 

 

Staffordshire University

 

 

University of Stirling

 

 

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

 

 

University of Sunderland

 

University of Sussex

 

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Swansea University

 

 

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Teesside University

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

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University of Ulster

 

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University of Warwick

 

University of Wales, Newport

 

 

University of the West of England, Bristol

 

 

University of the West of Scotland

 

The University of West London

 

University of Westminster

 

University of Winchester

 

University of Worcester

 

University of Wolverhampton

 

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University of York

 

York St John University