PhD by distance learning

The Faculty of Arts Humanities and Cultures offers PhD by distance learning across most Schools. PhD by Distance Learning allows you to study at a time and place that suits you and with a part-time option available, you'll have the flexibility to gain an advanced degree alongside work and other commitments.

School of Design 

Our PhD course will allow you to become an expert in a specialist area and gain high-quality research training in design.  Find out more 

School of Music

Studying for your PhD in the School of Music means that you will become an expert in a specialist area and gain high-quality research skills, which will equip you to undertake further research projects in addition to pursuing specialist career paths. Find out more

School of History 

Ranging from the middle ages to the 'War on Terror', our PhD course will allow you to become an expert in a specialist area and provide you with an opportunity to gain high-quality research training. Find out more 

School of English

The School of English also offers a PhD by Distance Learning programme aimed at qualified Postgraduate Researcher candidates who need to study for most of their registration period at another site. Find out more

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies 

From the social and critical theories of art and theoretical cultural studies to critical heritage studies, feminist art history, and new approaches to curation and museum studies, this distance learning PhD will allow you to explore your areas of interest at the most advanced level and help you to become a specialist in your chosen field. Find out more

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre

Our research community has expertise in a wide range of specialisms and is constantly responding to real-world developments. Find out more

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Research opportunities are hosted within the School's research areas, each of which has a successful and thriving research community. Find out more

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Studying for your PhD in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science means that you will undertake an extended, original research project allowing you to become an expert in your specialist area and gain high-quality research skills. Find out more 

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Studying for your PhD in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies means that you'll become an expert in a specialist area and develop high-quality research skills, which will prepare you for further research projects in addition to pursuing specialist career paths. Find out more