D.Phil. Projects

At the start of Year 2 students will submit a detailed proposal for their substantive doctoral work which will be reviewed by both one of the Programme Directorate and an expert in the field; the content and goals will be discussed in a formal viva.

At least 80% of the doctoral research projects undertaken each year will be industrially-derived and sponsored, and will have joint industrial-academic supervision. The remainder wil be industrially-linked but academically-derived doctoral projects, to support fundamental research that might not yet attract industrial sponsorship but may set the groundwork for novel future avenues of development and application; students taking these projects be required to complete a 3-month internship with an industrial partners.