Doctoral studies - mostly classified as PhDs - are for people who will often have completed a postgraduate masters degree and want to undertake a period of highly specialised independent research training.
Is a PhD for me?
Studying a PhD can be the start of an academic career, or can help you develop invaluable skills for a professional career.
PhD degree structure
A PhD will normally take three years of full time study, culminating in the submission of a thesis.
Finding a PhD supervisor
If you are interested in starting a PhD, you need to find a research topic, contact a potential supervisor, then apply online.
Professional doctorates are aimed at working professionals who have advanced research interests, and would like to use applied research to solve problems in their field.