Throughout your PhD you will benefit from a well-structured and highly supportive assessment process.
Formal panel reviews, where you will receive the input and support of experienced faculty in your field, ensure you progress effectively and complete your PhD within the specified time frame.
At different stages of your research you will be making presentations to various audiences, benefiting from the feedback of your peers and members of faculty alike:
- In year 1, Student Project Seminars are your first opportunity to present your topic to fellow students, your supervisor and invited members of faculty. Later in the year you will be formally assessed by your own review panel of three academics.
- Over years 2-4 (2-6 if you are part-time) you will have three PhD reviews where you will present a paper to a panel comprising your supervisor, a Chair and two other members of faculty with expertise in your research area. These provide a valuable opportunity to discuss your work and receive advice for the next stage of your research.
In addition to these formal assessments, which you need to pass in order to progress, you will be given every opportunity to present your work both within the School and at relevant conferences around the world.
“The Cranfield PhD is superbly designed – I feel I am being supported by a well-thought-out structure that is easing me toward my thesis step-by-step. Given how busy I am as a part-time student, this is a huge benefit.”
Part-time PhD Student