Research course

Education/Lifelong Learning

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Applied Linguistics and Communication
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Good degree in a relevant subject is required.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

An MPhil/PhD is an opportunity to undertake a major piece of research under the supervision of someone with academic expertise in your field.

As a research student, you will be interested in your own development as a lifelong learner and will seek to engage in critical debate and key issues of education and lifelong learning. You will develop your skills as an independent and active learner, and apply your research skills with theoretical perspectives and understandings of lifelong learning. You will be immersed in an academically stimulating and challenging environment, with easy access to high-quality research resources.

On completing an MPhil/PhD degree you will have developed advanced skills in research and scholarly writing, and will be able to use these to embark on, or further, a career in research. As many of our students study part-time, you may have the opportunity to apply your developing research skills in your current career.

Department specialisms

We have academic experts in education after the compulsory phase, including adult, community, further and higher education as well as professional learning, and supervision is offered in a range of areas. These include: Lifelong learning Higher education policy and practice Lifelong learning and widening participation policy and practice Workplace learning Transitions from learning to working The academic workplace Professional learning and education Post-compulsory education Adult education Continuing education Gender and education Education in later life Education and social class Community-based learning.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us.

Find out more about other research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

PhD

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Social Policy and Education
Email
linguistics@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6888