Guide for part-time applicants

This guide is for people who are interested in undertaking a PhD with the SPHeRE Programme on a part-time basis. Containing information and advice from Programme staff and current part-time scholars, the guide aims to help interested applicants make informed decisions before applying for a position.

Conducting a PhD is a valuable and worthwhile process, yet often poses some challenges, particularly for those undertaking their PhD on a part-time basis. In advance of submitting an application, we ask that you take some time to reflect on the realities of conducting a PhD research project on a part-time basis and give thought to the PhD workload, juggling full-time employment with a PhD, finances, and work-life balance, each of which are detailed in the Guide for Part Time Scholars, which you can download below.

If you have any queries about undertaking a SPHeRE Programme PhD on a part-time basis, please contact Carlos Bruen at