Research course


Bath Spa University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally as a minimum hold a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK HEI, or its equivalent. A relevant master's degree is also preferred. Applicants should note that they will normally be required to undertake research training as part of their studies unless they can demonstrate equivalent prior training (eg through a relevant Master's programme). Students register as an Advanced Postgraduate in the first instance. Application for formal registration for either the degree of PhD or MPhil takes place within six months, subject to a detailed and satisfactory proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

In the School of Education we are able to offer supervision in research degrees linked to the following research centres:

-Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT)
-Centre for Research in Early Scientific Learning (CRESL)
-Centre for Research in Arts Education (CRAE)
-Children and the Environment Research Centre (CERC)
-Centre for Research into Inclusion and Vulnerable Learners (CRIVL)

Research programmes can also be offered in the areas of education policy and practice, international education, sociology of education and mathematics education.

Department specialisms

In the School of Education we are able to offer supervision in research degrees linked to the following: educational innovation and technology; early scientific learning; arts education; children and the environment; inclusion and vulnerable learners; education policy and practice; international education; sociology of education; mathematics education.

Information for international students

International students who do not have English as their first language may have to undertake an IELTS or TOEFL language test. The minimum accepted standard would be 6.5 on the IELTS scale. A higher standard for admission may be required in some fields.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 - 60 months
part time
36 - 72 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator