University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Business and Law

The first year of the programme offers 3 taught modules. These modules help to prepare students for working and thinking at doctoral level and support them in developing academic writing skills. From the second year students will be working independently on their chosen research topic with support from their academic supervisors.

Entry requirements

Entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (1st or upper 2nd class) or a UK Masters degree or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Reflective practice; research methodology; contextualisation and planning.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a report (which will usually be between 20,000 and 30,000 words), together with a portfolio of supporting evidence.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DProf Part-time £ 3,860 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
DProf Part-time £ 6,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 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