QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 72

Research Degrees We currently have more than 150 research students who form a significant and valuable part of the University’s research community. You may consider a research degree as a means of continuing professional development (CPD) as well as a route to an academic career. QMU awards two higher degrees by research to students: The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a degree awarded solely on the satisfactory completion of a supervised research project. Proposals are accepted in a range of research areas in which the University specialises. The Professional Doctorate is equivalent in level to a PhD, but offers the opportunity to work towards doctoral qualifications through focusing on research and development in the work environment through work-based learning. Qur research identity QMU is dedicated to improving quality of life and building the evidence-base for policy and practice through world leading multidisciplinary, translational research and international collaboration. The value of our work is measured by its impact and the social usefulness, practicality and applicability of its outcomes. The vitality of our research environment and our commitment to researcher development promotes synergy between teaching, research and knowledge exchange to achieve maximum impact. Our strategic Research Centres work at the intersection of conventional disciplinary groupings to create innovative approaches to contemporary societal challenges and public discourse. All centres welcome applications for research degrees. Information on our research centres can be found on our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/research- and-knowledge-exchange/research- centres-institutes-and-groups/ Duration of study Research students may register on a full-time or part-time basis. Normal study periods are shown below. PhD QMU also offers a Master of Research degree. 70 Prof. Doctorate Full-time 3-4 years 3-4 years Part-time 6-8 years 6-8 years