Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

Social Policy: 74% of research is judged world leading or internationally excellent in quality (4* and 3*).

Department specialisms

Professional identities and professionalisation, and school – based research The scope and pattern of education policy

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required to IELTS 7. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe green campus environment. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the website Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.

Key sponsors: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
+44 (0)1782 733641