Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

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United Kingdom - third cycle (PhD) programmes

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Population (mln): 62,44
Official language/s: English
Internet TLD: .uk
Calling code: +44
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1973
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 8,2
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 22,1
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 9,0
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 7,5
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7,8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 8,3
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7,2
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 13,8
Country codes in education system: UK
Expected duration of education (years): 16,7

After usually three years' further study beyond the Master's Degree, the candidate may present a thesis for the Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil. or Ph.D.).

A further stage leads to Higher Doctorates which may be awarded by a university in Law, Humanities, Science, Medical Sciences, Music and Theology  after a candidate, usually a senior university teacher, has submitted a number of learned, usually published, works.


Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta, wikipedia.org, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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