Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD usually takes around three years to complete but can take up to four (full-time). The first four months after registration are spent in core training to help develop your research proposal and broader research skills before submitting for a project registration viva examination. There your proposal will be thoroughly assessed, including via an oral examination. Eighteen months after starting, you will submit a report and draft chapter for progression viva at which your work to date will be assessed, this time involving an expert in the field from outside Edge Hill University. After passing the progression viva, you will continue until you are ready to submit your thesis for final viva: around three years - and no later than four years - after your initial registration date. This viva will be assessed by an examination panel including a different external expert to the progression viva.

Course modules

The programme of research will cover research design, research project management and research ethics, as well as more general conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters in relation to research. You will also address more specific conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters appropriate for your subject area.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus L39 4QP North West

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