Research course

E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (by course work and thesis)

Lancaster University · Educational Research

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Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any background
  • Master's degree: a good Masters degree or three years’ practical experience working in a field concerned with learning and technology.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative, four-year (minimum) part-time structured Doctoral Programme combines online learning and residential teaching. It is for motivated, self-managing individuals who work in positions of influence in any sector of education wishing to develop their e-learning research and technology enhanced learning (TEL) practice.
Participants receive structured support in research methodologies and research practice and undertake small-scale studies related to their professional environments. This is followed by a period of intensive individual research supervised by an expert in the field. Participants benefit from a structured set of modules (over two years), residential events, and an online learning community through which they receive support from other participants and tutors.
Please note that each cohort starts in January.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Educational Research
+44 (0)1524 593572