Entry requirements

A UK second class (2:2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable.

Associate students who register for individual modules may progress to the Master's course by successfully completing four modules.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in Education is organised in two main research groups within which there are strongly coherent interests:

Our research is funded by the relevant UK research councils, major charities and other organisations and our researchers have international reputations for their work, as demonstrated through publication in leading journals, invitations to make keynote conference presentations and memberships of editorial boards. The impact of our research is felt locally, nationally and internationally. Projects such as the Urban Scholars Programme are truly 'glocal' and our research has also influenced policy-makers around the world (such as the US Education Secretary Arne Duncan). Brunel Education academics have also appeared on national TV and radio talking about their ground-breaking research.

We offer excellent research degree programmes with over 90 students who benefit from world-class supervision and extensive research facilities. Our research students not only address some of the most current and challenging issues within their chosen discipline but also publish their results in high quality journals and present at international conferences, for which we make funding available.

  • Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route) study in Education
  • PhD study in Education

Brunel University London REF2014 Submission: Education

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The results of the REF2014 have been made public in December 2014, replacing the previous REF conducted in 2008. The next REF will be undertaken in 2020.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 - A Guide for PhD Students

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in English language (spoken and written) for example IELTS 6.5 (min 6.0 in all sections) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 full-time; £3,750 part-time
International students
£15,750 full-time; £7,875 part-time

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Qualification and course duration

EdD by taught

part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

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