A doctorate degree is the highest level of academic qualification possible. It allows students to undertake research in specific areas of specialisation, reflecting the research interests of the department. The intention of a doctorate degree is to instil scientific rigour and deep understanding of a specific problem area and offer new contributions to the field of research.

Although a doctorate degree might sound intimidating, it is actually a highly enriching experience that allows you to go into the depth of a particular research problem and gives you the possibility of exploring potential solutions and coming up with different ideas.

A typical process for embarking on a doctorate degree is that first, you identify a potential supervisor from within our department. Once you explore possible research questions, you, guided by your supervisor, will write up a short proposal that provides a summary of the research question that you would like to address. You will then go through the normal application process through the University’s Doctorate School. The typical time-frame of a doctorate degree is that of three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study.

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