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The research degree programme aims to provide students with an outstanding learning experience in a supportive community of learning. The department is known nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching and most of its staff are engaged in conducting their own research. Information on staff research interests and achievements can be found on the Departmental web pages. As a PhD student with us you will be a part of a vibrant active group of researchers of all ages and
The research degree programme aims to provide students with an outstanding learning experience in a supportive community of learning. The department is known nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching and most of its staff are engaged in conducting their own research. Information on staff research interests and achievements can be found on the Departmental web pages. As a PhD student with us you will be a part of a vibrant active group of researchers of all ages and can enjoy your learning through PhD student meetings, departmental research forums, marketing forums and other expert seminars organised by the business school. This in in addition to University wide activity. Our students are expected to build their research profile with support to present at conferences and to write journal articles. Our supervisory teams are multidisciplinary and all supervisors are active researchers in their subject field and / or in methodology.
Aims of the Programme : The main aims of the programme are: a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, or of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline and merit publication; b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline; c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems; d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry appropriate to the discipline.
Professional Development and Transferable Skills:Those completing their doctoral programme will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, in professional or equivalent environments. Research students have access to the University’s Staff Development Programme as well as a range of other formal and informal training activities coordinated at the department, area or University level.
The standard requirement for an PhD is a first or upper-second honours degree and/or usually a relevant Master's degree. Candidates with other qualifications are considered individually on their merits. All students are interviewed by their potential supervisor(s) and a Research Degree Coordinator or nominated other.
The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis.
The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre.
Both sites – Chichester and Bognor Regis Campus – are easily connected by a regular inter-campus bus service. Across the two sites, students have access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities including a Sports Centre, Engineering and Digital Technology Park, Students’ Union, a restaurant, a theatre and a Learning Resource Centre.
Where you'll study
Bishop Otter Campus