|The award||How you will study||Study duration||Course start||Domestic course fees||International course fees|
|PhD||Part-time, Distance||6 years||October, April, February||find out||find out|
A PhD is a globally-recognised postgraduate research degree involving extensive and original research into a specific field. Each year, PhD students from around the world join us to carry out research to identify and answer the challenges facing society, human life and our planet.
There are plenty of reasons to start a PhD with us. We're internationally recognised for the quality of our research. We're developing a research culture of innovation and collaboration. We're home to experts with experience of producing important, interesting, relevant and successful research.
When you study for a PhD with us, you'll:
How to do a PhD with us
For more details on what you need to do before you apply for a PhD – from what qualifications you'll need, to what your application should contain – visit our how to apply for a postgraduate degree pages.
When you decide to apply to do a PhD with us, there are 2 different routes you can take:
1. Find a supervisor
If you've got your own research idea, you can find a supervisor in our PURE Research Portal, and contact them directly to discuss your project in detail.
You can also get in touch with us using the contact details on your subject area page – and we'll help you find a supervisor.
2. Find a project
Explore our list of already-approved PhD projects, then talk to a supervisor about how to apply. To find out more about other research degrees you could do with us, visit our postgraduate research degree pages.
After you graduate
When you graduate with a PhD from the University of Portsmouth, you'll have a body of work and a prestigious qualification that can open doors to further research study – or to senior roles in your industry.
When you finish your PhD, our Careers and Employability service can help you put your skills to work in a rewarding career within your chosen field.
And for up to 5 years after you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can offer you help, advice and support as you advance in your career.
An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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