University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Applied Science (by existing work)

This is based on outputs that students have already produced, such as articles in peer-reviewed journals. Typically, candidates are academics with high-quality research outputs who have not previously undertaken a PhD.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree. This route is only suitable if existing research or creative outputs provide clear evidence of a significant and coherent contribution to knowledge. Typically, the outputs will represent the equivalent of at least 3 years of full-time work.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a commentary of up to 20,000 words that demonstrates how their research outputs have contributed to new knowledge.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,860 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,940 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

Key information

Student Helpline
Telephone number: 
0191 515 3000