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Quality HandbookPostgraduate Research

Mode and types of study

This section contains details about different modes and types of PhD study, ranging from PhDs with a taught component to split-site and distance learning PhDs as well as PhDs with periods of off campus study.

To supplement the overview in each section guidance is included to outline the different types of circumstances where a research student may be spending time away from the University as part of their programme of study.


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Split-site PhD

Information relating to PhDs where students spend a significant period of their research away from the University at another approved organisation

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Integrated PhD

Information to support the planning of an Integrated PhD programme.

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Professional doctorate

Information relating to research programmes with a substantial taught component combined with the development of professional skills, placements and training. 

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