PhD in UK


The UK remains a popular choice for research, on account of the wide range of institutions for PhD in UK.


Quick notes on studying a PhD in the UK:


Duration of PhD in the UK:

The average duration of PhD in USA is 3-5 years.


Cost of PhD:

Where UK Universities do not wish to offer you funding, the tuition fee for PhD students varies between GBP 9000 GBP 18000 per year approximately. However, students can apply for PhD positions where UK Universities may offer full funding towards tuition and stipend towards living costs to talented students. Have a look at Bangor University’s fully funded places for an example.

Who can apply for PhD in UK:

While students who have finished their Bachelors can directly apply for PhD in the UK, Universities are generally keen on students who have previously completed their Master’s degree. Another route to PhD is by doing an MPhil in UK where instead of students writing a research proposal and indicating their research area accept to study a research area which the University wants the students to research on.



You must take either a GRE or a GMAT based on your area of research. While this is not a must, it will improve your chances of getting funding.


English Language Proficiency:

You can take either an IELTS test or TOEFL test or PTE Test to establish your English language abilities. The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001.


Research Proposal:

Students wishing to pursue PhD need to submit a research proposal that clearly outlines the title and the research that can be undertaken. The research proposal can be around 2500-3000 words. Your research proposal helps your future supervisors to understand your line of thinking, your experience and ability to conduct research, and how your strengths will enable you to write your thesis. In addition, a research proposal is a great tool that can help you to structure your thinking and outline the path you would like to follow during your PhD education.


Connect with Professors:

You will need to get in touch with professors at the UK university who are conducting research similar to your area of interest. Once this is done, and they agree to be your guide, you can make an application at the university.


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