Masters by Research/PhD Finance

About the programme

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the PhD programme, please contact the School Research Tutors, Dr. Francesca Gagliardi f.gagliardi@herts.ac.uk and Dr Nika Balomenou n.balomenou@herts.ac.uk.

Please also include an outline of your research proposal with your application. Members of academic staff will advise on the length and scope of the proposal.

If you are interested in apply for the School’s professional doctorate, the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), please contact the programme’s director, Dr. Moira Calveley m.d.calveley@herts.ac.uk.

If you are interested in applying for the Doctorate in Management (DMan) please contact the programme’s director, Prof. Chris Mowles c.mowles@herts.ac.uk.

Download an application form

Applications should be returned to doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk

Why choose this programme?

  • An internationally recognised research qualification
  • Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level
  • Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience
  • Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, however, programmes of supporting studies are a key element. Research in the School of Computer Science is focused upon three core areas of the discipline: algorithms (which includes high performance architectures, languages and compilers, machine learning and theoretical computer science); neural and biological computation (which includes neuro- and systems biology, associative memory, data analysis and genetic regulatory networks) and adaptive systems (which includes artificial intelligence, artificial life, social and emotional developmental robotics, and human-robot interaction). In addition, the School promotes innovative research in the development and use of educational technology.

Entry requirements...

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline. IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for overseas students.

Programme fees

Dates

2017

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01/02/201831/07/2018Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201831/07/2018Apply online (Part Time)

2018

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29/09/201831/07/2019Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201931/07/2019Apply online (Full Time)
29/09/201831/07/2019Apply online (Part Time)
01/02/201931/07/2019Apply online (Part Time)

2019

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29/09/201931/07/2020Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/202031/07/2020Apply online (Full Time)
29/09/201931/07/2020Apply online (Part Time)
01/02/202031/07/2020Apply online (Part Time)