Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Engineering Design and Manufacturing System Research

A PhD, "Doctor of Philosophy", is the highest-level qualification, based on individual and detailed research, resulting in a thesis of about 80,000 words. The School offers specialist supervision if you wish to pursue research programmes for the award of PhD. If you are accepted for PhD research you will be assigned to a Director of Studies (your main supervisor) and at least one second supervisor. There will be a programme of training workshops and seminars to support you. As a research student you will be encouraged to take part in research seminars, to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences nationally and (where possible) internationally.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants are normally expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant area.
Applicants need to complete the research degree application form and provide a statement of their initial research ideas (we advise between 1,000-2,000 words, with full referencing to relevant literature).

Course modules

All students are required to undertake an initial training programme leading to a Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in research practice during their 1st year of study, and other appropriate training in later years.

Assessment methods

Written thesis (normally about 80,000-words). An oral examination with at least two specialist examiners is also required. All assessments are in English.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning February 2017 - 4 years
PhD Part-time February 2017 - 4 years
PhD Part-time February 2017 - 4 years
PhD Distance learning February 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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