By phd | February 25, 2009
Cardiff University, founded by Royal Charter in 1883, is a member of the Russell Group of Universities and is recognized as one of Britian’s leading teaching and research universities in independent government assessments. University currently offers undergraduate, graduate and research degree programs in variety of subject areas. Well-known for its international educational standards, Cardiff University attracts student population from all over the world.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
The university’s all twenty eight (28) academic schools, including Architecture, Biosciences, Business, Chemistry, City & Regional Planning, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Engineering, English, Communication and Philosophy, European Studies, Healthcare Studies, History and Archaeology, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Law, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics, Manufacturing Engineering Centre, Medicine, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Pharmacy, Physics & Astronomy, Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, Psychology, Religious and Theological Studies, Social Sciences and Welsh offers Doctorate Degree Programs ranging from Astrophysics to Crime and Criminal Justice to Politics. Those wishing to gain admission into one of Cardiff’s doctorate degree programs must have an undergraduate or masters degree. Some programs require work experience and/or have an age requirement of at least 25.
Those whose first language is not English must score a 6.5 on the IELTS or equivalent. The application is available online and requires 2 letters of recommendation to be submitted as well. Applicants should talk to current PhD supervisors in the desired department because this will improve the application and the chances of being accepted into a program.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
After the application is submitted the applicant should have a response via a formal letter in 2 to 4 weeks. If accepted, full time students can expect to finish in 3 years and part-time students in 5 to 6 years. Student will be allocated experienced supervisors at the initial stage of this program. Student will also be monitored for continues progress by research committees over this course of study. The last stage of Doctorate Degree Program will be submission of research thesis and final oral examination.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
For students needing financial assistance, some Doctorate Degree Programs offer studentships and bursaries. They are usually offered one year at a time and are available for up to three years. There are specific application deadlines and requirements for these opportunities and applicants need to check with the department of interest to find out how to apply. It is important to point out that UK’s leading Research Council, ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council) has specific quota allocated for some studentship (Currently these quotas are available for Economics and Management research).