Distance Learning PhD and MPhil Degrees

Our distance learning programmes offer a flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to gain a University of Leicester research degree wherever you are in the world
Our Distance Learning Research Degrees

Most research students start their degrees in September and January, but admission at other points is often possible.

Course fees can be found using the links above.

Benefits of Distance Learning

Distance learning research degrees allow you to:

  • develop your career without having to leave employment
  • continue earning as you study and spread the costs of your course
  • apply new knowledge and insights to your working life while you are still studying
  • tackle a professional or work-related topic of interest to you in your doctoral thesis

All the Support You Need

On a distance learning programme you are just as much a part of our research community as your campus-based colleagues:

  • many Schools/Departments now use email groups and other online forums to involve those on distance programmes in the day-to-day lives of their postgraduate communities and you will be encouraged to participate in campus-based research events as far as possible
  • you'll have a personal supervisor who will help you plan and manage your research and develop your understanding of relevant research methodology
  • you can keep in touch with your supervisor and other researchers in your School/Department through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment
  • you can access online training materials, study guides, and multimedia resources to help you develop your effectiveness as a researcher
  • we have extensive e-library resources including remote access to some 18,000 electronic journals, books, and databases

Apply for a Distance Learning PhD/MPhil

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