What is a PhD?

PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy and is considered the highest postgraduate achievement you can earn.
To complete a doctorate you must produce significant and original research. You’ll develop a critical knowledge and understanding of a particular research area. 

PhD

A PhD is a doctoral degree with an academic focus. Under appropriate academic supervision, you’ll develop a significant, original piece of research, usually equivalent to 70,000 to 100,000 words.

Professional doctorate

While a PhD focuses on academic research, a professional doctorate makes a significant and original contribution to furthering professional practice.
A professional doctorate consists of coursework and a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words.

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