Research course

Education and Social Justice

Lancaster University · Educational Research

Entry requirements

A good honours degree and preferably a Masters degree, or its equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time structured PhD programme is undertaken entirely online over four years. It enables professionals world-wide, who are working to promote social justice in or through education, to focus on issues at the heart of their professional practice and concerns, and to become autonomous researchers.

During the first two years participants undertake modules covering key social justice issues, approaches and theories, as well as research methods. In years 3 and 4 they undertake research and write a thesis supported by a supervisor. Participants benefit from studying within a cohort of students who act as critical friends and a support network.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

Course contact details

Kathryn Doherty
+44 (0)1524 593572