The Structured PhD Programme is the
advancement of knowledge through a
high-quality experience of original research
integrated with professional development.
PhD candidates' research skills, generic and transferable skills are developed through a formalised and integrated programme of activities. Taught modules are integral to this programme of activities to include transferable skills development and discipline-specific modules.
The programme comprises advanced education, training and research focused on an identified area of study. Students can register on a full-time or part-time basis.
The programme is run across six participating schools /departments; Graduate Entry Medical School, Nursing and Midwifery, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Psychology, School of Allied Health and School of Education. The research thesis is supervised in the school / department of your choice. In addition, students will take core taught modules. Research methods may be chosen from a range of research modules within the Faculty. Electives can be chosen from a range of post-graduate modules across the University. A number of pathways are offered to enable students to work with a range of educational problems across a variety of contexts.
Whilst structured programmes will remain the default mode of postgraduate research study, the traditional route will be facilitated for those for whom the structured route is not appropriate or possible.