I looked - and RKC lists NO doctoral programs whatsoever on its site - with or without Salford or any other school. Salford itself does offer a distance (business) PhD - but not in conjunction with RKC, or any other school. Details here: Online Doctorate in Salford Business School | Salford Business School | University of Salford, Manchester It's designed as a three-year program. Reading through it, I think it's a pretty rigorous three years. NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of RKC or other schools. From the site: "All candidates are allocated a University of Salford supervisor and co-supervisor, and a personal tutor." I think the shill lacks the skills that pay the bills. J.