We offer four PhD programmes in English, all leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline:
- DPhil (PhD) in Economics
- DPhil (PhD) in Business and Management
- DPhil (PhD)in Art History
- DPhil (PhD) in International Affairs
|Duration of study period|
Full-time study: 3 years
Part-time study: 6 years
|Tuition fee per year||€ 6,200|
|One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens||€ 900|
|Degree awarded by||The University of Buckingham|
|Admission criteria||First or second class, upper division degree|
|Language of tuition||English|
* Students do not have to attend seminars, they consult their supervisors online.
PhD students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A PhD thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of the discipline either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.
Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class, upper division degree or significant experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Please check our postgraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our International University Foundation Programme.
You will be invited to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview . If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be conducted by skype, email or phone.
Applications should be accompanied by a research proposal.
We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work..
Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.