The prescribed period of study for a part-time PhD is 72 months, and the thesis is expected to be submitted towards the end of the sixth year. The University regulations do allow a further 12 months' study time for completion of the thesis but students are recommended to aim to complete within 6 years. Progress during the PhD is assessed by annual reviews, which formally determine whether students progress on the PhD.
Students are required to:
- Attend the induction for PhD students;
- Complete a Training Needs Assessment (TNA);
- Meet with supervisors regularly to develop the research proposal which will be the basis for the thesis, to develop thorough knowledge of the relevant literature;
- Successfully complete the first year review. In preparation for this students must complete the relevant paperwork, and provide a first year report as directed by the supervisory team, e.g. updated project plan, outline of literature review and overview of possible methodology.
Students are encouraged to:
- Complete relevant training courses delivered by the Institute of Academic Development (IAD), and the School Research Hubs;
- Attend research seminars, reading groups and work in progress sessions in relevant and related School Research Hubs/Groups.