What will I learn?

About the programme

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You undertake an original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. You are also supported by attendance at the University's Generic Training courses. During the course of the degree, you are given opportunities to present your work at major conferences. The degree is assessed on the final research output, in the form of a written thesis of up to 80,000 words, which is defended in a viva with an external examiner.

Why choose this programme?

An internationally recognised research qualification. Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level. Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience. Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, but you are supported by a range of skills-based training. You will meet with your supervisory team regularly to discuss your research and give you feedback on your writing. You are given the opportunity to attend the University's Generic Skills Training sessions. Our emphasis is on the development of the individual student's research programme and research skills: you can expect high quality tuition and a highly supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to conduct your studies.

Which department am I in?

University of Hertfordshire

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£13,650.00 (US$ 18,665) per year
The 2020/21 fees would be £13,650 and subject to increase for 2021/22 entry. £500 full payment discount. Research students can enrol at the beginning of each month and fees are charged for the year from their enrolment date. Fees are charged annually until the student formally submits to Academic Services for final examination.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 February 2022, 1 October 2022

Venue

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Normally, we require applicants for PhD study to be in possession of a good honours degree (2:1 or above), and a Master's degree, in a relevant discipline. IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5 or equivalent for overseas students. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) a score of 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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