International PhD Programme
The majority of postgraduate research students registered for the MPhil/PhD programme at De Montfort University (DMU) are based on the main campus in Leicester, UK. However, the International PhD Programme allows students based outside the UK to register with DMU for the MPhil/PhD degree but to undertake the majority of their studies in their home country.
Students registered on the International PhD Programme receive the same level of support and supervision as those based in the UK barring the obvious restrictions imposed by the geographical separation. Modern communication technologies on the Internet have now minimised the difference between international and campus-based research students.
The following notes describe the general operation of the International PhD Programme at DMU:
Application and enrolment
The principle of the International PhD Programme is that students based outside the UK can undertake research degree studies in their local environment supported by staff at De Montfort University.
To achieve this you must first be sure that the facilities available locally are both appropriate and adequate to allow successful completion of the research. This must be confirmed by the DMU supervisor(s) in collaboration with the local supervisor as part of the application process.
You must apply to join the postgraduate research degree programme through the normal procedure. You must indicate whether you will be studying for the research degree full-time (FT) or part-time (PT). This obviously depends primarily on the proportion of time you can spend on these studies, but also has implications on the amount of contact you can expect from your supervisors.
Support for International Students