A PhD typically involves 3 years of generic and on-the-job research training and the successful completion of an original research project, which is examined by means of a thesis (dissertation) and viva (oral exam).
This work is carried out under the supervision of two or more experienced academics, often in collaboration with other researchers here or in academia or industry elsewhere. It is quite different from sitting in lectures on a taught Masters or undergraduate course!
We can offer opportunities for MPhil and PhD Research in the following areas:
For a list of staff by research area please see People by Research Theme.
Some staff in Swan are looking to supervise specific PhD research topics. Please see Supervisors and Research Projects for more details.
To apply for PhD research with the Swan Centre please see How to Apply. Candidates should state in their application that they are applying for a Postgraduate Research Position in the Swan Centre.
If you would like more information on postgraduate study within the Swan Institute, please contact us.