About this course
In collaboration with the University of Bolton, Amity offers doctoral programmes for research in business management and information technology.
In applying for doctoral study, applicants are required to submit a detailed research proposal, setting out the general area of research, the intended contribution to the field of study, an indication of the research methods to be followed, and a full bibliography. Applications are accepted on the strength of the research proposal, as well as an applicant's motivation and prior academic attainment as the main factors leading to confidence in their chances of completion.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded in recognition of independent research conducted within a supervised programme of study, completed within the allocated time and judged to constitute an original contribution to learning. The student must demonstrate the ability to relate the research results to the general body of knowledge of the subject. Assessment is based upon the final thesis and performance in a 'viva voce' oral examination.
- Doctoral study is normally available only to students holding a Masters degree in a subject area relevant to the PhD research proposal. However, Amity may consider applications from candidates with extensive relevant professional experience or non-Masters degree qualifications on a case-by-case basis.
- IELTS 7.0 with at least 7.0 in writing and at least 6.5 in other units