Research course

Education Policy in Practice

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

CEPIP's key focus is the impact of government policy relating to the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda. We see this impact as encompassing: the experience of children, young people and families; changing approaches and relationships within and between organizations delivering services; the experience and needs of the developing workforce; the contribution of Higher Education (HE) and relationships between HE providers and employers.

Department specialisms

The Centre for Education Policy in Practice (CEPIP) interests include multi agency working, commissioning and integration, innovative and developing practice, changes within the children and young peoples' workforce and the effect that partnership working and an outcomes focus has had on the lives of individual children, young people and families.

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


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

Course contact details

Research Administrator
01225 876396