In the second half of your PhD programme, you will embark on an original research project and produce a 45,000-word thesis based on the research proposal that you developed in Part One.
Part Two (years 3 and 4) centres on researching, writing, and then defend your thesis during a viva voce oral examination by both external and internal examiners.
The Part Two module, EDS856: Writing and defending the thesis, is designed to keep you on track as you carry out your main research project, and to provide invaluable guidance on writing and defending your thesis. There are no additional assignments for this module, which is designed to provide resources for entering and successful achievment of Part Two. The module signals your final steps towards becoming an autonomous researcher.
Throughout the course of your research project, you’ll also be supported by an experienced PhD supervisor who is closely matched to your particular research interests.
The EDS856 module and your supervision time will help you evidence personal and practical proficiencies including:
- in-depth understanding of how research is carried out;
- recognising and eliminating issues, following good practise guidelines;
- critically reviewing your own work and working independently.