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How to apply

For full details on applying for a research degree, please see the University's study page. We have also provided a short guide on how to write a research proposal as above.

You may apply at any time during the year. The School has four intakes each year: January, April, July and October (except for the on-line PhD, which has three intakes: January, April and October).

Entry requirements

Full-time/Part-time (PhD) - A minimum of a good honours degree or an approved Masters degree from a recognised university.

Split-site (PhD) - A minimum of good honours degree or an approved Masters degree from a recognised university. In the split-site programme and the Online Doctoral Programme the applicant will need to find a local advisor to assist the student in their resident country. The local advisor will need to be an experienced supervisor, PhD qualified, active in the proposed areas of research, who is willing to collaborate with the University of Salford, in a personal capacity, to actively assist.

Internet enabled – On-line Doctoral Programme - An approved Masters degree from a recognised university. In the split-site programme and the On-line Doctoral Programme the applicant will need to find a local advisor to assist the student in their resident country. The local advisor will need to be an experienced supervisor, PhD qualified, active in the proposed areas of research, who is willing to collaborate with the University of Salford, in a personal capacity, to actively assist.

MPhil Full-time/Part-time - A minimum of good honours degree from a recognised university.

Professional Doctorate - A minimum of good honours degree or an approved Masters degree from a recognised university, at least 3 years post qualification experience and professional qualification.

Progression

The Learning Agreement must be completed within the first three months of the candidature by the supervisor and the candidate. The agreements must include mechanisms for consultation with the supervisor and co-Supervisor. All Learning Agreements shall specify required and recommended relevant research training and dates by which such training must be completed.

The Interim Assessment shall take place between the 9th and 12th month of a full-time candidature (and proportionately within a similar time range for a part-time candidature).

The Internal Evaluation shall take place between the 21st and 24th month of a full-time candidature (and proportionately within a similar time range for a part-time candidature). The supervisor may be in attendance as an observer at the Internal Evaluation at the supervisor’s and candidate’s discretion. The work submitted for the Internal Evaluation by the candidate shall be substantive (whose detail shall be determined by the College with regard to the nature of the research project). The candidate shall be examined orally by the panel.

Tuition Fees

Students are required to pay the annual tuition fee at the beginning of each year of their minimum period of research and for any subsequent year until the supervisor confirms that the student has completed the research phase. Once the minimum registration period is complete and an extension to the study period is required, the College Research and Innovation Committee upon receipt of an extension request from the candidate and, having sought comment from the Supervisor, may recommend to the Postgraduate Research Awards Board that the Candidate be permitted to present a thesis at a later date. The Candidate shall pay the appropriate fee** if an extension of presentation of thesis (later than the termination date of the specified minimum period of study) is granted.

For details of the most up-to-date fees please see the University's fees and funding page.

** Fees for extended study is applicable for those students who commence their studies from the 2012/13 academic year