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Research Degrees

Research Degrees

A doctorate is the highest academic degree granted by universities and is based upon unique research projects in the chosen field. Many universities require that as well as bringing new knowledge to the area of study, doctoral research must be of sufficient value to be publishable as a useful resource for other researchers and specialists.

Studying for your doctorate in the UK provides you with access to some of the most respected academics in the world as well as the finest resources provided by British universities. A doctorate brings you enormous respect in itself, but a UK doctorate serves to increase the prestige of your qualification.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD /DPhil) is the most popular doctorate, granted as a summation of deep scientific research. Currently British universities offer more than 200 professional doctoral programmes.

Doctoral programmes in the UK are characterised by broad diversity and can be acquired by:

  • Traditional research programmes (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/ DPhil)
  • Programmes that combine research work with studies in the UK and practicum (New Route PhD)
  • Professionally oriented programmes (Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Engineering (Deng), Doctor of Education (DEd), Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Doctor of Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.), etc.
  • PhD can be awarded as a result of an outstanding practical activity (PhD by Practice)
  • PhD can be awarded as a result of an outstanding publication (PhD by Publication)

Doctoral programmes can differ significantly depending on the university and chosen field of study. The apprenticeship of a doctoral degree is at least 3 years. In most cases the minimum requirements for PhD are an undergraduate degree (upper second-class honours or more) or a postgraduate master’s degree.

If you would like to study for a doctoral degree in the UK our advisors at the London Education Centre can provide you with all the information you need and help you find the right university. We will assist with all necessary paperwork and support you at every stage of your journey to study in the UK.

Contact the UK doctoral studies specialists now…


University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay Dundee

Aberystwyth University

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Anglia Ruskin University

University of the Arts, London

Aston University, Birmingham


Bangor University

University of Bath

Bath Spa University

University of Bedfordshire

Birkbeck, University of London

Birmingham City University

University of Birmingham

University of Bolton

Bournemouth University

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

University of Bristol

Brunel University, London

University of Buckingham


University of Cambridge

Canterbury Christ Church University

Cardiff University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

University Campus Suffolk (UCS)

The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

University of Chester

University of Chichester

City University London

University of Central Lancashire

University College London

University College Marjon, Plymouth

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

The Institute of Cancer Research, University of London

Coventry University

University for The Creative Arts

Cliff College

Cranfield University

University of Cumbria


De Montfort University, Leicester

University of Derby

University of Dundee

Durham University


University of East Anglia

University of East London

Edge Hill University

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

Institute of Education, University of London

University of Essex

University of Exeter


University College Falmouth


University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

University of Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University

University of Gloucestershire

Glyndwr University

Goldsmiths, University of London

University of Greenwich

Greenwich School of Management


Harper Adams University College

Heythrop College, University of London

Heriot-Watt University

University of Hertfordshire

University of Huddersfield

University of Hull


Imperial College London


University of Keele

University of Kent

Kings College London, University of London

Kingston University


Lancaster University

University of Leicester

University of Leeds

Leeds Metropolitan University

University of Lincoln

University of Liverpool

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool John Moores University

London Business School

London Metropolitan University

Loughborough University

London South Bank University

London School of Economics

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

University of London Institute in Paris


University of Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University

Middlesex University


Nazarene Theological College,


Newcastle University

Newman University College, Birmingham

University of Northampton

Norwich University College of the Arts

Northumbria University

University of Nottingham

Nottingham Trent University


University of Oxford

Oxford Brookes University


Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry (Universities of Exeter & Plymouth)

University of Portsmouth

Plymouth University


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen’s University, Belfast

Queen Mary, University of London


University of Reading

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

University of Roehampton, London

Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Royal Holloway, University of London

The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Royal Agricultural College

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


University of Salford

University of Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (SPCP)

University of Southampton

Southampton Solent University

University of St.Andrews

St Georges, University of London

St Mary’s University College Twickenham, London

Staffordshire University

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

University of Sunderland

University of Sussex

University of Surrey

Swansea University


Teesside University

University of Wales Trinity Saint David


University of Ulster


University of Warwick

University of Wales, Newport

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of Scotland

The University of West London

University of Westminster

University of Winchester

University of Worcester

University of Wolverhampton


University of York

York St John University

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