By phd | February 18, 2009
The University of Bradford was established as a technical college in 1966. In 1973 it became the first university in the UK to open a department dedicated to Peace Studies. The department is recognized as the best world wide on the subject. In 2000 the university decided on a renovation project that would make it the first “ecoversity” in the world, determined to reduce its ecological footprint by considering sustainability in everything it does. Overall university has seven key departments serving several subject areas of research for Doctorate Degree Programs.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
The University offers a number of Doctorate Degree Programs (Check the full list at the end of this article). The schools of Health Studies, Social Studies, Engineering and Life Sciences as well as others all offer multiple PhD degrees. Each school has specific requirements for admissions, but all applicants should expect to provide a 3.7 GPA in undergrad studies or an Honours degree from a recognized university in the field they wish to pursue. It is important to point out that if English is not your first language, you need to submit recent IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (580) scores as a proof of competence in English. To apply, you first contact directly to the specific department for a discussion about your area of research and proposal. Therefore your initial application will provide your educational background and a brief research proposal. On approval of your proposal, you will be registered officially on the course.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
Those accepted to the Doctorate Degree Program will be registered for an MPhil at the initial stage to transfer for a PhD on the later stages. They will be allocated one or more supervisors and be assigned to a review board to keep them on track. It is expected that a full time student will complete their research in 3-4 years and part time students in 4-7 years. There are a number of taught courses at the beginning of every research track to assist the student in forming their research and guiding them towards appropriate fields of study. Like all traditional PhDs, Doctorate Degree Program at University of Bradford will also be completed with final submission of a thesis and oral examination.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
Candidates of the Doctorate Degree Programs can find financial aid through a number of venues. For UK and EU students, various grants and financial support can be pursued through various research councils including EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC, ESRC and AHRB. These studentships will cover three years of fee and maintained allowance if you are a UK citizen, and only fees if you are an EU citizen. As these studentships will be available on merit, you need an upper second or first class degree with relevant experience. For international students, University offers 5 postgraduate scholarships at a time to exceptional candidates and there are several international scholarship programs available. International student visas do allow the applicants to work while in the UK, however the type of work and hours permitted are restricted (20 hours per week in term time).
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