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Salford Business School

FAQs for research study

If you are interested in applying to study for a research degree, please visit the Applying pages on the University of Salford site

Question: What is your application deadline?
Answer: There are several entry points through the year.  You should apply at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the study and longer if you are applying for sponsorship and/or a Visa, as this may delay your commencement on the programme.

What are the entry points for PhD?
We offer start dates in July 2018 and thereafter September, January and May each year.

Do you offer a distance learning degree or a part-time programme?
We offer a part-time programme.  However, students requiring a tier 4 visa to study in the UK can only study on a full-time basis

We also offer a fully online PhD (full and part-time for UK/EU and international students).

What are the English Language requirements?
English Language requirement can be found on our International pages.

Do you have supervision in my area?
Check SEEK to find a supervisor or take a look at a current list of our academics.

How do I apply for a PhD?
See our dedicated study pages for information on applying for a research degree/PhD.

Does the programme offer financial aid? Are international students eligible?
Read more information on fees and funding for PhDs

Will I need to be interviewed?
Prospective supervisors may wish to conduct a skype or telephone interview with you to discuss your research proposal and application in more detail.

What is the average duration of the programme?
Check the various stages and progression points for a full-time PhD.

Should I plan to do a doctorate if I want to work in industry when I graduate?
Our programme prepares people for careers in academia and industry. From Spring 2018 we will also be offering a DBA (professional doctorate) for people who wish to study to doctorate level but remain  within industry.

Do you have a joining checklist?
Full details of what to do next once you have received an offer can be found on this PhD checklist.