Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant academic discipline. You should also have successfully completed a Master’s degree.

The language of delivery of the programme is English, therefore if English is not your first language and you have not previously been taught in English, you will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in English. Brunel University London recognises a range of qualifications. For further details, visit: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements

Study on the programme is by full-time mode only. You will be expected to complete your PhD in 3 years. Assessment is based on your submitted thesis and its oral defence in a viva voce. This will be held at Brunel University London in the UK and will be conducted under Brunel University London regulations.

The fees for the programme are continuously updated and are published here:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bbs/research/phd-programme/phd-without-residence-ahlia Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to annual increments.

How to Apply

Please send your initial queries to phdwr@ahlia.edu.bh.

For course title: PhD Management Studies Research, please visit the following link: https://evision.brunel.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=MGTRESDFTN&code2=0001.  in

For course title: PhD in Information Systems, and Computing, please visit the link https://evision.brunel.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=ISCMPRESDFTD&code2=0001

You will need to upload the completed application form and supporting documents in the links provided and you will need to support your application with a detailed research proposal and two references. Please take particular care to ensure that your personal statement (Section 19) fully explains why you are interested in studying for a PhD, how a PhD will contribute to your future career plans and why you have chosen Brunel University London’s PhD without residence programme at Ahlia University. Supporting documents:

  • Your research proposal (1500 words)
  • Your CV
  • Your Passport
  • Authenticated copies of your academic qualifications
    (Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates and transcripts)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • Two references, one of which must be from an academic

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Tel: +973 17313524

Email: phdwr@ahlia.edu.bh

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