|Application deadline:||April 15th (ESRC funding); July 22nd (Applications)|
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
Usually undertaken full-time over three years, or part-time over six years, the PhD in African Studies is a research degree in which students make an original contribution to our knowledge of Africa by pursuing an extended and focused piece of research on a topic of interest to them. The Centre of African Studies is supported by the Graduate School of Social and Political Science and this enables students to acquire a broader set of transferable and research skills during their time studying for their PhD.
Each PhD researcher belongs to at least one of the
PhD researchers are allocated two supervisors, who will offer expert advice through the entire research process, from advising on the choice of any initial training courses, developing research questions and an extended research proposal, to fieldwork, data analysis, presenting and publishing findings, writing up the thesis, overcoming the final hurdle of the viva and moving onto the next stage of students career. There are regular, supportive reviews of progress and the Centres Postgraduate Advisor is available to offer additional advice and deal with problems. The supervisors and Postgraduate Advisor are the formal component of a much broader informal network of support, advice and supervision.
Many students choose to undertake an MSc by Research in African Studies prior to proceeding with doctoral research and if they do so they will follow a formal programme of research training, jointly co-ordinated by the Centre of African Studies and the Graduate School in Social and Political Science.
Alternatively, students with an appropriate background may choose not to complete an MSc by Research and will instead take an appropriate suite of courses during the first year of their PhD registration.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||92|
This programme (as a stand-alone or combined with the MSc by research) has ESRC-recognition.
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