Royal Agricultural University
The RAU provides an excellent environment for individuals looking to further their academic and professional career through doctoral study. From sustainable development to food chain security; agribusiness, entrepreneurship and enterprise to real estate finance, development, investment and management - our internationally renowned research expertise spans a uniquely broad range of fields.
The standard minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper second level or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research, Dr John Conway.
For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0 in all elements.
Research students receive training in formulating research enquiries, critical reading, scientific writing, research methodology, statistics (e.g. Genstat, SPSS, NVivo), as well as lecturing skills. Researchers will contribute to internal seminars and present at conferences.
The full-time PhD is an extensive three year research project, submitted as a thesis and examined in a viva voce.
Full-time – minimum 36 months / maximum 48 months
Part-time – minimum 48 months / maximum 72 months
Please note due to visa restrictions, part-time study is not available to international students on a Tier 4 visa.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 3,037 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Royal Agricultural University||Cirencester||GL7 6JS||South West|
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