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Types of research degree

Research degrees

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PhD/MPhil/MD

You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

The normal minimum requirement for admission to a PhD/MPhil/MD is an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland Higher Education Provider or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

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PHD BY PUBLISHED WORKS

Applicants must be academic members of staff at Queen’s, who have been a member of staff for a minimum of one year prior to application.

Registration is normally on a part-time basis, under the direction of an adviser appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your published works, with a 10,000- word critical analysis, within one year.

Further details

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PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

The University offers Professional Doctorates in a range of subjects.

These include Education, Juris Doctor and Midwifery.

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HIGHER DOCTORATES

You will be expected to submit a copy of the published works, with a 3,000-word summary document, within one year.

Applicants to a Higher Doctorate must have a significant link to the University, normally by being a graduate of the University or a current academic member of staff. Typically applicants will also have a minimum of 10 years research experience at a Postdoctoral level.