Learning and assessment
PhD students undertake a viva to assess that they are progressing sufficiently in their studies.
The student is usually required to produce a report and a detailed timetable for further work.
This takes place 12-18 months after initial registration.
In summer 2011, the Faculty of Health Studies relocated to the University's City Campus, marking a £6 million investment in health at Bradford. Our new building forms a gateway to the campus and is equipped with state-of-the-art practice simulation suites and study areas.
You will be offered a work station, storage facilities and access to printing, in our large, purpose built area dedicated to PhD students. You will also have the use of a meeting ‘pod’ room including a webcam which is ideal for students to arrange face to face and skype meetings.
The wider University has a new PGR lounge where you will be able to join in activities related to the wider PGR community, access study facilities, and network with PGR students from across the University.
In order to make life easier for our students the University has brought together a number of its support departments in an area known as MyBradford.
MyBradford is located in the Richmond Building adjacent to the Atrium. This Student Support Centre provides a central reception where students can receive information and guidance.
The Research Administration Team based in the PGR Lounge (Carlton Building) provides regular drop in support sessions.
We have a community of PhD students who share a dedicated office space.
You will meet as a group on a monthly basis with the Director of Postgraduate Research to discuss issues, progress and concerns.
You will have the opportunity to join our forums to share our learning including action learning sets and journal clubs which involve regular meetings in small groups.
We also arrange annual poster presentations to provide you the opportunity to share your research and learn from other students.
We have purpose built, excellent facilities for researchers and a vibrant community of enthusiastic staff and doctoral students.
92% of our research was classified as 4*(World Leading) or 3* (Internationally Excellent). In terms of the Impact of our research and the environment in which research is undertaken 100% was classified as world leading or international excellent.
We also have excellent links with service providers in health and social care, voluntary sector organisations and community groups with collaborative work being undertaken at local, regional, national and international levels including The Alzheimers Society, Bradford Institute for Health Research and the Born in Bradford project.
These links are highly beneficial for doctoral students in the school, helping their studies to progress.
We have a thriving service user and carer research group who are enthusiastic about our work and keen to be involved with our research, offering the public patient perspective.