A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is one the highest awarded degree at a UK university.
It requires you to complete an original Thesis on a substantial piece of work, judged by a team qualified already at doctorate level.
You will need a detailed research proposal, detailing the original study and showing how it fits with your education and experience to date.
Other research degrees include a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or Masters of Research (MRES), which prepare you for doctoral study if you do not quite meet the entry standard.
PhD Research Proposal
You need a research proposal, which should include;
This proposal enables the academic staff to assess your suitability for the programme, as it is 3 years of intensive work.