A PhD allows you to develop research over a three-year period, with an expectation that you'll contribute new knowledge to your field and that you'll disseminate your findings by means of peer reviewed output.
We offer a wide range of ways in which you can undertake PhD research. For example, you can submit a portfolio of evidence (which is especially helpful if your research is in, for example, music or design).
Another possibility is to submit for a PhD by Publication whereby you tender a series of publications (likely to be academic or professional journal papers) which perhaps you have accumulated, or intend to accumulate, over a period of research activity.
The more conventional route to a PhD also exists whereby you immerse yourself in a research project for three years (on a full-time basis) and then submit for a PhD by thesis. Part-time and workplace-based options to all PhD programmes also exist.