The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time.
In the first year, students typically choose a number of optional taught postgraduate courses from within the School of Health, or other Schools within the University, as appropriate to their research programme, and as agreed with their supervisor.
Subsequent years of the PhD programme primarily focus on the completion and analysis of the main research project, which can then be written up and completed by the end of the third year.
"Most of the staff are clinically qualified and work part-time in clinical settings. The matching therefore of staff and student interest can often give the student access to unique clinical populations that students in other parts of the University cannot get access to. Students frequently praise the unique opportunities that arise from having staff that are also clinically qualified, or have other good links into clinical settings."
Professor Mick Power
PhD/MSc by Research programme leader
This article was published on Jan 5, 2011