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Top PhDs in United Kingdom 2019

A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded in many academic fields. Generally requiring a research project and dissertation, as well as several years of study, a doctorate degree qualifies the holder as an expert in a chosen field.

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Royal Veterinary College

Doing a Ph.D. is an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience and forms the foundation for your subsequent scientific career. We develop scientists ... [+]

Postgraduate Research

Doing a Ph.D. is an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience and forms the foundation for your subsequent scientific career. We develop scientists who are capable of working across interdisciplinary teams and who can tackle problems of practical relevance to veterinary science.

RVC Ph.D. students have the privilege of learning from experts who produce cutting-edge research in a range of subjects and are published in the top academic journals Our staff and students come from around the world Our perspective is truly international London is a unique location – students benefit from close proximity to other international centers of excellence in biomedical and biological sciences ... [-]
United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
University of Stirling

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. The course is practice-focused ... [+]

Overview

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. The course is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the healthcare sector.

If you’re passionate about improving patient care, whilst retaining a clinical focus, this course is designed for you. You’ll join professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, benefitting not only from the extensive knowledge of the Clinical Doctorate team, but also from each other’s experiences. As a qualified Doctor of Nursing, Midwifery or Professional Health Studies you’ll have the highest level of academic qualification available within your specialism – placing you at the forefront of your profession as a recognised, highly employable expert.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
Campus
London South Bank University

A Health and Social Care professional doctorate designed for professionals intending to pursue careers as Advanced Practitioners. The course will develop advanced researc ... [+]

Make a significant contribution

Our programme has been developed for practitioners who are pursuing professional careers as consultant nurses or therapists, clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, practice development professionals, social workers, senior managers and leaders of healthcare.

We offer you the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and to apply them to professional practice issues through independent research. You'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the professional practice and to improve service delivery and performance within your employing organisation and across the wider professions.

The doctorate comprises of a taught component in your first and second year and a doctoral research component in your third to fifth year. The research study will culminate in a doctoral thesis specific to a profession or in the general area of health and social care. It leads to one of the following awards:... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Part-time
5 years
Campus
London South Bank University

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Pr ... [+]

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professions and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' in reach and significance. Join us to benefit from our monthly doctoral support programme, where you can meet students at different points in their doctoral studies and benefit from peer support and sessions to support your learning. There are also development sessions organised by the Central Research Office for LSBU’s research students and a lively annual Summer School. Advantages of a PhD A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. It is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation or creative project relevant to your field of interest, rather than module-based coursework and exams. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. Why Nursing at LSBU? A member of staff, an expert in your chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. You'll gain support from other doctoral students at our monthly Doctoral Support Group. No.1 in the UK for graduate prospects in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019). Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 36 - 48 months January; February; April; September; October Southwark Campus Part-time 48 - 72... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Online
London South Bank University

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Pr ... [+]

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professions and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' in reach and significance (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).

Join us to benefit from our monthly doctoral support programme, where you can meet students at different points in their doctoral studies and benefit from peer support and sessions to support your learning. There are also development sessions organised by the Central Research Office for LSBU’s research students and a lively annual Summer School.

Advantages of a PhD ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
London South Bank University

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Pr ... [+]

Leading centre for research

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professions and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' in reach and significance (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).

Join us to benefit from our monthly doctoral support programme, where you can meet students at different points in their doctoral studies and benefit from peer support and sessions to support your learning. There are also development sessions organised by the Central Research Office for LSBU’s research students and a lively annual Summer School.... [-]

United Kingdom London
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Online
Queen's University Belfast

The School of Pharmacy focuses its research activities on key areas of the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical and primary care aspects of pharmacy. Our research spans a ... [+]

Ph.D. Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy focuses its research activities on key areas of the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical and primary care aspects of pharmacy. Our research spans a wide range of scientific and professional disciplines. It is characterized by being multidisciplinary, internationally-connected and, ultimately, relevant to patients. The School is the No 1 ranked Pharmacy School in the UK for 'Pharmacology and Pharmacy' (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).

Additionally, the School achieved an excellent result in REF 2014, we have 92 percent of our research falling within the highest quality 4* and 3* categories. We are now one of the leading centers for pharmaceutical research in the UK. The School is committed to research excellence. This is achieved through a continual review of research standards, strategic recruitment, and development of external and internal collaborations. The School has a broad portfolio of high-quality research income and School staff publish widely in leading journals and present their work at national and international conferences.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) brings together researchers embracing clinical research, epidemiology, and public health issues through a combination of person-cente ... [+]

Ph.D. Public Health

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) brings together researchers embracing clinical research, epidemiology, and public health issues through a combination of person-centered, informatics, clinical trials, and laboratory-based studies. Multidisciplinary teams work closely together to develop and evaluate screening, diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic interventions that maximize benefit for patients and populations. Our aim is to recruit, train and inspire some of the very best postgraduate students with a strong commitment to clinical and translational research.

Research Strengths

The CPH has brought together experts from a variety of research backgrounds including epidemiology and public health, trial methodologies, health services research, laboratory sciences and complementary clinical specialties. These experts have a common aim - to translate biological, clinical science, and epidemiological insights into effective clinical and public health interventions to prevent disease and improve health & wellbeing.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

The cross-faculty, interdisciplinary Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is committed to the highest quality of research excellence. To achieve our missio ... [+]

Ph.D. Precision Cancer Medicine

The cross-faculty, interdisciplinary Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is committed to the highest quality of research excellence. To achieve our mission, we are pursuing a premier series of research programmes in defined areas, combining innovative discovery science with clinical translational to achieve the best outcomes for cancer patients.

In recognition of the international standing of CCRCB, the University has made and continues to make, significant investment in both academic staff and infrastructure. CCRCB has over 200 staff, with 38 Principal Investigators, 60 Postdoctoral fellows and 65 postgraduate students from across the world working together in a new, purpose-built research facility.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s incorporates an integrated mixture of approaches ranging from molecular cell biology, immunology, disease phenotyping, ima ... [+]

Ph.D. Experimental Medicine

The Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s incorporates an integrated mixture of approaches ranging from molecular cell biology, immunology, disease phenotyping, imaging, functional genomics, unique pre-clinical models of disease, and patient-based investigation and clinical trials to deliver translational impact on respiratory disease, eye disease, and infectious diseases.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Research in the Centre falls into three Research Themes:

Vision and Vascular Medicine. A multidisciplinary team of researchers who translate basic scientific findings into knowledge and therapies with benefit to patients and advances scientific knowledge in the ocular cell, microvascular biology, and tissue remodeling to understand the mechanisms of ocular disease, diabetes-associated complications, and cardiovascular damage.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

These include overlapping themes in Biochemistry, Food Safety and Nutrition, Microbiology, Parasitology and Plant/Soil Science, with a broad research ethos that encompass ... [+]

Ph.D. Microbes and Pathogen Biology

These include overlapping themes in Biochemistry, Food Safety and Nutrition, Microbiology, Parasitology and Plant/Soil Science, with a broad research ethos that encompasses research in molecular biosciences from molecules to ecosystems.

Biochemistry explores basic facets of cell signaling, molecular interactions, and enzymology in the healthy and diseased organism.

Food Safety concentrates on the detection of toxins, drug residues, endocrine disruptors and pathogenic micro-organisms in foods with a view to the improvement of food safety and integrity using diverse systems biology approaches

Nutrition research aims to improve life quality through the reduction of oxidative stress.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, DPsych in Sports and Exercise develops advanced therapeutic skills through inter-disciplinary learning, teaching, and research ... [+]

Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively new and increasingly popular area of applied psychology within the UK.

The DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology is the only programme of its kind in Scotland, with a strong focus on developing outstanding therapeutic skills, inter-disciplinary learning, teaching, and research.

Sport and exercise psychologists work in all areas of sport and exercise provision, especially professional and Olympic sports and increasing physical activity and exercise participation amongst the general population.

They represent a trusted and dependable structure within sports science provision at local, national and Olympic-level sport and across structures in professional football, rugby, golf and the national sports institutes (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England).... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, DPsych in Health at GCU develops the vital knowledge and skills to reach BPS Practitioner Psychologist status and become a com ... [+]

According to the British Psychological Society, the goal of health psychology is to study scientifically the psychological processes of health, illness and health care.

The aim is to apply health psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability and the enhancement of outcomes of those who are ill or disabled.

Health Psychology as a discipline is the fastest growing field of Psychology in the UK. However, currently, there are no Health Psychology Doctorates offered in Scotland. Given an aging and obesogenic population, with associated long-term health conditions, the demand for behavioral health and wellbeing interventions (and, therefore, Health Psychologists), is only set to increase.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (DPT) is a full-time programme delivered using innovative teaching methods to assist and contextualise learning. ... [+]

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (DPT) is a full-time programme delivered using innovative teaching methods to assist and contextualise learning. This programme leads to qualification as a physiotherapist, eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a practising physiotherapist. Modules are delivered by experienced tutors, researchers and invited academic and clinical lecturers who are specialists in their area of expertise.

Our close links with clinical/practice specialists allow our students access to the most up-to-date clinical material, research and professional expertise within the university and practice settings.

The DPT is practice and research led and the programme is designed to produce graduates who are equipped to meet the current and future needs and challenges of health & social care practice and research. The physiotherapy department has academic staff who are recognised experts in their areas of practice.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
January 2020
Full-time
42 months
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, DPsych at GCU offers the extensive clinical development and training that takes you to Registered Counselling Psychologist lev ... [+]

Accredited by: HCPC BPS

Gain integrated clinical training and extensive professional development through GCU’s DPsych Counselling Psychology – the only programme of its kind in Scotland. Counselling psychology is a rapidly growing area of applied psychology, and a wide range of diverse settings are in need of highly skilled HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists.

In this doctorate programme, you’ll expand your ability to work with complex client groups and contribute impactful research to the field of psychological health.

We draw on our relationships with active practitioners to give you a world-class and highly relevant education, with clinical training in both humanistic (person-centered) and cognitive-behavioral approaches. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to instruction, and you’ll develop your skills in applied psychological theory and research as well as complete work in ongoing clinical placements.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Campus