By phd | February 15, 2009
The University of Birmingham was founded in 1900 but can trace its’ roots back to 1825 and the Birmingham Medical School. The largest university in Birmingham as well as the largest in the region of West Midlands England, it currently serves nearly 30,000 students. Presently, it offers a number of graduate and postgraduate scholastic opportunities, including doctoral degree programs. University of Birmingham has been lauded worldwide as one of the best international universities, and also received recognition as one of the foremost educational institutions in both the United Kingdom and Europe.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
With literally dozens of Doctorate Degree Programs *(Check end of the article for full list) available this university can provide post graduate educational experiences in nearly any subject you can imagine. The University also has a number of post graduate studies options, including a traditional research track, a taught track, a split-location track and an opportunity to combine study with work experience. Overall all of these degrees are primarily research-based, and open to students from outside of the United Kingdom and Europe. To apply, you need an upper second class Honours degree or in some cases Masters degree in the related area of research. Work experience and other professional or academic credentials will be considered. If you believe yourself to have non-standard qualifications please contact the relevant school to see if you can receive consideration for those experiences. It is also important to point out that if English is not your first language, you need to submit recent IELTS (maximum 7.0 in some subject area) or TOFEL results with your application.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
For full time students the course of study takes approximately three years and part time students should expect to double that (six years). With acceptance of application, all candidates will be assigned their first supervisor for future research help and assistance. Apart from a research supervisor, a postgraduate mentor will be allocated for constant advice and guidance throughout the program. Research training, seminars and conference presentations will also become a big part of this process. Different deadlines will be marked in the beginning of the course to accomplish the key goal (including the submission of last thesis). The last part of these Doctorate Degree Programs will be thesis defense in front of a team of experts.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
For Doctorate Degrees, Financial assistance is available through scholarships and awards. For UK and EU students, most research studentships are available under EPSRC, BBSRC, KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) and various European Union programs. Various departments of the University also offer several scholarships specifically designed for international students and are based upon exceptional academic performance. If you are awarded a scholarship of some sort you will need to prove that you can cover the rest of your expenses while studying. Some employment opportunities are also available through the University to help with academic costs.
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