An increasing number of financial services industry professionals wish to undertake a PhD part-time. UCL welcomes this approach as it allows high-calibre candidates with a wealth of industry experience to participate in the programme.
UCL’s computer science department has considerable experience in managing part-time PhDs.
Part-time study only works well when the candidate's job is closely aligned with their PhD topic.
Applicants for part-time PhDs typically have a masters degree and 3-5 years industry experience. They often occupy senior positions in their companies.
Part-time PhD applicants fall into three categories:
We only accept the first category. Part-time applicants are only accepted by UCL and not LSE or IC.
We employ a rigorous selection process:
Part-time PhDs do not qualify for funding. Please refer to the UCL fees page for information regarding prices.