Research course

Educational Research - Higher or Teacher Education

Lancaster University · Educational Research

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or its equivalent, and usually a taught Master's degree or three years of practical experience working in higher/further education.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time programme was developed to meet the needs of experienced professionals in the areas of higher and further education. The aim is to provide an opportunity for participants to become autonomous researchers and gain deeper and more critical insight into their own and others’ professional practices and concerns.

The four year course is structured, supported and assessed, through modules involving directed study and residential teaching. The course is organised around a series of residentials which enable participants to meet, socialise, and participate in seminars and lectures. Students focus on their final research thesis from the third year onwards.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kathryn Doherty
+44 (0)1524 593572