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Entry requirements

Applications for research degrees are normally assessed by interview using the following criteria:

  • That the Faculty is able to provide the appropriate supervisory expertise and resources for the proposed topic
  • That the proposed research seems likely to satisfy the academic requirements of a research degree
  • That the proposed research is feasible in practical terms
  • That you seem likely to be able to cope with the academic demands of a research degree

Months of entry


Course content

Our Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) is active in a wide range of research in education policy and practice, and engages in education research across all age phases, from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary Schools, to FE and Post-16, Higher Education and lifelong learning.

What's covered in the course?

  • Research students in Education will join a thriving research community and be part of one of the University’s Research Centres of Excellence.
  • We offer supervision for study either part-time or full-time towards a PhD degree.
  • If you are accepted for a PhD, there is a University-wide taught course in research methodologies, and you will be assigned to a director of studies, and at least one second supervisor will also be appointed.
  • You will have access to a dedicated research room for postgraduate researchers.
  • You’re encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences and events.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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