PhD Education / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
- First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
- A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)
- How to apply
To be selected you must:
- Meet our academic and language entry requirements, and
- Submit a high quality proposal on your proposed topic (approx. 3000 words excluding references)
In addition, we must:
- Be able to identify a suitable team of two or more academics with availability to offer supervision.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,400
International students (per annum): £9,000
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation.
Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the Library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.
In order to gain scholarship funds for PhD studies, you must have an unconditional offer of a place to study with MIE for a PhD.
Applications for places should therefore be made well in advance of the proposed year of entry so that scholarship applications can be submitted by funder deadlines.
Sources of funding include:
UK Research Councils:
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)
- Annual Competition: Includes 1+3 ( 1 year Masters + 3 years PhD studies) and +3 (3 year PhD) studentships. Residency criteria apply. The deadline for submission of applications for offer holders is 5 February 2018. Students in their first year of studies may apply for a +2 scholarship with the support of their supervisor, which covers the second and third year of their studies.
- CASE studentships (are developed through collaborative working between the University and a non-Higher Education Institution. Doctoral students are then recruited to engaged in research addressing an issue relevant to the HEI): Any vacancies of this type are normally advertised in January / February on our website and at jobs.ac.uk
In addition, funding is sometimes possible from one of the following:
Internal awards are advertised on our funding page from November.
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