Here at Anglia Ruskin, you can undertake a Doctor or Master of Philosophy (PhD/MPhil), an MD (Res), a PhD by Published Work or a Professional Doctorate. Read more about these awards below.
PhD candidates critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic that must result in an independent and original contribution to knowledge. As a PhD candidate, you'll also be able to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your field of research.
Full-time PhD students normally complete within three to four years, while part-time candidates may take up to six years.
MPhil candidates also critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, and demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field.
An MD (Res) programme is a postgraduate research programme for qualified medical professionals. Our Doctor of Medicine by Research lets you make a substantial contribution to your clinical specialty.
If you've already published work that has demonstrated an independent and original contribution to knowledge, together with an understanding of research methods appropriate to the field, you can submit an application to establish a case to submit a thesis for examination.
Our Professional Doctorates are research-based programmes designed for experienced professionals and practitioners. They're an opportunity to engage in research that critically examines your practice. Our Professional Doctorates are an innovative, flexible alternative to traditional PhDs and can be studied part-time while you continue to work.
Professional Doctorates are divided into two stages.
Within the Professional Doctorate programme we also offer the following awards: