PhD and EngD programmes
PhD or EngD?
Play the video The Centre for Digital Entertainment's Engineering Doctorate programme sees postgraduate students embedded in organisations such as visual effects company Double Negative and the National Trust.
- Engineering Doctorate (EngD) - The EngD is a four-year postgraduate award intended for the UK's leading research engineers who want a high-flying career in industry. It is a radical alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of industry, and providing a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - A PhD degree is usually taken over a period of 3 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time). The degree is awarded following the successful completion of a period of research which leads to the submission of a thesis and a viva voce. The thesis is expected to contain original research of publishable quality.
Life as a research postgraduate