Distance Learning PhD Programmes

Areas of study: History, Politics, Philosophy, Public Services, Information and Communications, Languages, Sociology, Criminology, English and Creative Writing.

We have designed a range of distance learning PhD programmes based around the needs of those who want to undertake a research degree alongside their personal and professional commitments. Due to their flexible nature they are available to study from anywhere in the world.

The programmes can be studied full-time (three years) or part-time (six years).

Areas of Study

You can study for a distance learning PhD in one of the following areas:

Use the links above to read more about the research topics available and to contact a potential supervisor in your research area. 

For information on application, entry requirments and fees, please visit; Distance learning research degrees.

Distance learning research degrees

For more information on Distance Learning PhDs in Humanities, Languages & Social Science subjects, contact Dr Lloyd Strickland.


Shandon L. Guthrie

PhD Philosophy Graduate, via Distance Learning

"As an international student, it made me feel comfortable knowing that they care greatly for their students in this way."

Read more about Shandon L. Guthrie

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