Research course

Education Research

King's College London · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Standard requirements:

  • Master's degree with high merit (or international equivalent) and showing evidence of capacity to work at distinction level.

  • Also, a 2:1 Undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

Applicants must also provide:
A piece of independently produced academic work (e.g. a Master’s essay/dissertation or published or unpublished paper) that has been assessed by the supervisor and admissions tutor as showing potential for doctoral level work.

Alternative requirements:
An approved professional qualification and extensive practical experience in the relevant field may be taken into account when evaluating an application.

Months of entry

September, May

Course content

The highly-rated department provides extensive research training recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council. We run research programmes for MPhil & PhD, two professional doctorates (Doctor of Education/Doctor of Professional Studies & Doctor of Ministry - see entries under taught programme listings for details) and two master's in research (Education & Social Science; Language, Discourse & Communication). Our research infrastructure is organised around seven research groups - Assessment, Centre for Public Policy Research; Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture; Language & Literacy; Mathematics Education; Psychology & Cognitive Processes, Science Education - with ICT & Education as a cross-cutting theme.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
36 months


part time
48-84 months
full time
36 months


part time
48-84 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7848 7429