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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Postgraduate research in Library and Information Management

PhD Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

PhDs in this area will be supervised by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, a team of recognised experts in scientometrics, webometrics, and altmetrics.

PhDs in this area will be supervised by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, a team of recognised experts in scientometrics, webometrics, and altmetrics.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
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  • Start Date(s) Variable start date
  • Award PhD
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

PhDs in this area will be supervised by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, a team of recognised experts in scientometrics, webometrics, and altmetrics. A majority of the research submitted by the group to the last national evaluation (REF2014) was judged to be “world leading”. The three topics involve quantitative analyses of publication or web data to investigate methods to evaluate research outputs. PhD ideas from any of these areas will be considered, in addition to statistical PhDs that address issues deriving from scientometrics, webometrics, or altmetrics.

The group has a 100% success rate for its previous PhD students.

As a PhD student, you would meet with your director of studies monthly and attend the monthly Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group doctoral forum in which you will hear about others’ research and update them about your work. You could expect to attend one or two international conferences and publish up to three international journal articles during your studies. You will also benefit from being part of the Research Institute for Information and Language Processing, giving you access to text processing expertise and a joint seminar series of international invited speakers.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £4407 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2204 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6823 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

• a first or upper second class honours degree, or   • a master’s degree, or   • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research.   An Applicant whose entry award was not delivered in English, or non-native speaker of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English at least to the level of an IELTS score of 7.0 or its equivalent to be registered as a Research Degree student.  

Financial support for research study:

Before applying, you should consider carefully how you will finance your studies for the duration of your programme, including tuition fees, research support fees and living costs.


Self-funded:

We are able to take payments in instalments, to spread out the cost of your studies, and it is possible to switch between full-time and part-time modes of study. For more information go to How to pay.

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Government loans (UK or EU national):

Government loans are available for postgraduate research students of up to £25,000, to cover fees and living expenses. More information can be found at Doctoral-loans website.


Postgraduate Research Loyalty Discount:

To students progressing from an undergraduate programme and/or a taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree and/or Masters level qualification, as long as the new award is at a higher level.

For full terms and conditions please see: Loyalty Discount for Postgraduate Research Students


Research councils:

The UK Research and Innovation funds postgraduate study in all subject areas on a discretionary basis.


University Research Studentships:

The University offers a very limited number of research stipends, formerly known as bursaries, to research students. Stipends are designed to support specific projects as determined by the Research Institute rather than individual student-led projects. Funds are accessible from the relevant Research Institute or Centre - please contact them directly.


Other sources:

Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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