The IPhD is a distance-learning research degree programme that allows research students to do a PhD entirely remotely. You will have access to a dedicated supervisory team with whom you will be in touch remotely. You will have access to our robust Researcher Development Programme which will provide additional professional development opportunities, both in relation to the PhD itself (research skills, research methods, tips and tools, and guidance through the various stages of a PhD), as well as wider training and development in areas such as delivering research impact, public speaking and public engagement, enterprise skills etc. Further, you can participate live in these programmes or watch a recording of workshops if you are not able to participate live. The PhD is also a time to build new communities, and we offer you the opportunity to build online communities as well as engage online to present, discuss and share your research through various competitions and invited forums. Students on the International PhD (IPhD) programme can visit the DMU Leicester campus for up to 7 weeks per academic year. Students must visit once during the duration of the programme.
Length of programme
Full-time: 3 years (plus 1-year Research Completion Period, if required)
Part-time: 5 years (plus 1-year Research Completion Period, if required)
Arts, Design and Humanities (ADH)
Business and Law (BAL)
Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM)
Health and Life Sciences (HLS)
We offer 3 intakes per year:
Applicants must have already contacted a potential supervisor to discuss their research proposal, prior to applying. This will establish a mutual interest in research and will help your application to be aligned with like-minded academics. If accepted, you will follow a comprehensive Researcher Development programme throughout your time spent with us. You will be assigned at least 2 supervisors, who will be experts in the field of research you plan to investigate. You will meet regularly with your supervisors, discussing progress and future plans to develop your line of research further.