PhD in United Kingdom

Top PhDs in United Kingdom 2017

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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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PhD Degrees in United Kingdom

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Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm)

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Part time 4 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice. [+]

Best PhD Programs in United Kingdom 2017. This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice. The programme aims to develop experienced, employed registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate taught modules, including: research training a systematic review of an agreed research theme a workplace-based research project relevant to their area of practice as agreed with their academic supervisor and the College As confirmed at local, regional and national (DH) levels successful completion of the proposed DPharm would optimise the candidate's position to achieve Consultant Pharmacist status within the NHS and further the research base in Pharmacy Practice and Medicines Management. Due to the flexible nature of the programme this research can be done part-time to fit around your working patterns. The programme runs over 4 years part time for students who already hold a relevant MSc qualification; 5 years part time for students who hold a relevant PG Diploma; 6 years part time for students with minimum entry qualifications (PG Certificate). Why study this course The DPharm is tailored to the needs of the individual candidate and is designed to develop your research skills in your own chosen specialities. You will have expert tutors and mentors who work with you throughout the programme... [-]

Clinical Doctorates

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. [+]

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications. Who is the Doctorate for? The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. Health care professionals on the Programme may include: nurses; midwives; dieticians; genetic counsellors; occupational therapists; paramedicine; physiotherapists; speech and language therapists; sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists. 1st for Research In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the Faculty of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall, showcasing our commitment to producing world-leading research which improves the health of people in Scotland and reduces health inequalities through impact on policy... [-]

PhD Sport & Exercise Science / Sports Therapy

University of Kent, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a strong and vibrant research culture. It is quickly establishing the University of Kent as one of the leading places in the UK for the study of sport. The School's research interests focus on two broad themes: endurance performance and exercise, sports therapy and injury rehabilitation. [+]

Best PhD Programs in United Kingdom 2017. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides an excellent environment for PhD. We have an active group of both full-time and part-time postgraduate research students in the School. The breadth of staff research interests enables us to supervise research degrees in a number of areas, in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and in Sports Therapy. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a strong and vibrant research culture. It is quickly establishing the University of Kent as one of the leading places in the UK for the study of sport. The School's research interests focus on two broad themes: endurance performance and exercise, sports therapy and injury rehabilitation. In endurance performance, the School has one of the largest groups of research excellence within Europe lead by Professors Samuele Marcora and Louis Passfield. Professor Sam Marcora is the School's Research Director and a prolific researcher. He has published over 50 studies on a range of topics. Professor Louis Passfield has been conducting sports science research for over 20 years and has published over 25 papers on training and cycling. He has also worked as a sports scientist with British Cycling, helping Britain's leading riders prepare for four Olympic Games, including the highly successful Beijing Olympic team. In the area of Exercise Science, many of the academics within the School are involved in a range of projects. For Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation, Dr Karen Hambly has established a world-wide reputation for her... [-]

Professional Doctorate (PD) Sport, Exercise and Health Science

University of Kent, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Campus Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Canterbury

The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a specialist programme designed for experienced sport, exercise and health practitioners who would like to undertake research that is relevant and applied to their area of professional practice. [+]

The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a specialist programme designed for experienced sport, exercise and health practitioners who would like to undertake research that is relevant and applied to their area of professional practice. Through a combination of individually tutored modules and your own research, you develop your academic and professional knowledge and acquire a range of advanced research skills. The professional doctorate programme culminates with the submission of your doctoral thesis or portfolio on a topic that advances your area of professional knowledge or practice. Postgraduate resources The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has recently invested heavily in its equipment and other resources, and has world-class sports therapy and sport science facilities. Campus facilities include a 12-couch teaching clinic and state-of-the-art sports science laboratories. There is a wide range of equipment, including motorised and non-motorised treadmills, cycle ergometers, an isokinetic dynamometer, and blood and gas analysis equipment. In addition, at Medway Park, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has its own cutting-edge sports therapy clinic, rehabilitation gymnasium, sports science laboratories and a respiratory clinic. There is also a hypoxic environmental chamber, and analytical chemistry, respiratory testing and psychobiology laboratories. These specialist rooms have been set up with over £700,000 of new equipment, including an anti-gravity treadmill, a 3D video analysis system, 2D force pedals, ultra-sound imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy and a gait analysis system. The School operates a commercial sports injury and rehabilitation clinic, respiratory clinic and sports performance services from Medway Park to... [-]

PhD in Global Health Policy

The University of Edinburgh - School of Social and Political Science
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

This programme aims to provide rigorous postgraduate training to those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research across public health and the social sciences. It offers a structured training towards research either for a PhD or as a stand-alone degree, the basis for a research career. [+]

Best PhD Programs in United Kingdom 2017. This programme aims to provide rigorous postgraduate training to those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research across public health and the social sciences. It offers a structured training towards research either for a PhD or as a stand-alone degree, the basis for a research career. The Global Public Health Unit (GPHU) was established to carry out and disseminate research in health policy and provide exceptional postgraduate teaching. Focusing on the principles of equity, access and universality, we have gained an international reputation for the quality and social relevance of our research. Our research is organised around the following four intersecting themes, each of which is central to contemporary policy debates: Commercial sector and public health Health systems and global governance Social determinants of health and public policy Science, advocacy and health policy GPHU staff have a history of conducting outstanding research and of playing a leading role in debates around the impact of current policies on public health and social inequalities. We contribute to the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals and to professional journals, as well as the wider media. Programme Overview The PhD in Global Health Policy is a three year research programme (six years for part-time students). The degree of PhD is awarded for a thesis which must draw on the student's own research and which makes a significant contribution to knowledge in the chosen field of study and contains material worthy of publication. The thesis must demonstrate adequate knowledge of the field... [-]

Sport and Exercise Science MPhil / PhD

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Most research students register initially for the MPhil programme and then progress on to the Doctoral track following satisfactory completion of an MPhil Transfer Report, after 18 months of study. [+]

Overview The School of Applied Sciences has a strong culture of research and enterprise. 73% of our research into Sport and Exercise Sciences was awarded the two highest ratings: 4* world-leading or 3* internationally excellent, for overall quality by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 90% received 4* or 3* for 'impact' (reach and significance) and 75% a 3* for 'environment' - "conducive to producing research of internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability". This success is underpinned by a strong record of external income generation with the total current contract value of research and enterprise awards exceeding £4m. Income is generated from a wide range of sources including the research councils, European Union, industry, Government, charities, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Our research is to a very large degree interdisciplinary and collaborative with strong national and international links. Research is undertaken within the many research groups based in the School and research students can expect to join one of these groups. A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting a student's research programme. A secondary supervisor is appointed to give further guidance and assistance and, in some cases, additional supervisors can also be invited to join the supervisory team such as an expert from industry. Human Performance Centre The Human Performance Centre acts as a research and enterprise hub for sport, exercise and nutrition sciences. Employability Most research students register initially for the MPhil programme and then progress... [-]

Postgraduate Research

Royal Veterinary College
Campus or Online Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

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

Postgraduate Research

Doing a PhD 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 PhD 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 centres of excellence in biomedical and biological sciences ... [-]