By phd | March 2, 2009
Initially established as School of Arts of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the United Kingdom. With strong connections with teaching, training and research, University offers excellent opportunities in post graduate research education.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
With over four hundred doctoral level students located on campuses in Scotland and also Dubai, Heriot-Watt University’s Virtual Learning Environment offers connection and support for students around the globe. Currently, University Offers a number of Doctoral Degree Programs in various areas of *subjects (full list of subjects is available at the end of this article). To enter a Doctoral degree program the applicant must have the equivalent of a first degree at the level of Upper Second Class or First Class Honours however relevant work experience or academic achievement without a degree may allow a student to gain admission with approval of the Senate of the University. To apply, you need copies of original certificates and degrees, proof of English language proficiency (recent IELTS of TOFEL results) and two academic references with admission application. Once a candidate for a doctoral degree program at Heriot- Watt University has made application to the University, the application will be reviewed by the appropriate staff and admission will be offered to candidates who are accepted.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
Depending on the area of study, Doctorate Degree Programs require between three and four years to complete with greater length and flexibility offered to part time students. As the initial part of PhD process, two supervisors will be allocated for constant guidance and help. Student shall discus his/her progress with his supervisors twice in a term. The concluding part of this program will be research thesis submission and final oral examination. It is important to point out that apart from traditional PhD route, university also offers New Route PhDs, EngD and DBA, with four years full-time programs and mixed research and taught courses.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
Several full and partial scholarships are available for all UK/EU and international students. For international candidates, various schemes are available; Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) covers some fees and provide maintenance allowance. University also offers departmental Scholarships for full-time research students, however you need a nomination from specific department and application need to be submitted much earlier. Apart from above mentioned financial support, university offers James Watt Scholarships, Partial Scholarships, Fees Only Scholarships, Research Project Studentships, covering full or fractional fees and living expanses.
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