Research course

Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement

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 higher education (H.E.) professionals to become autonomous researchers and gain deeper insight into their professional practices and concerns. It is designed for a diverse range of people who work in H.E. or H.E.-related contexts.

During the first two years participants undertake modules covering key issues for H.E. including policy and change, enhancing learning, teaching and assessment, and evaluation. In years 3 and 4 they undertake research and write a thesis supported by a supervisor. Participants benefit from studying with a cohort of students who act as critical friends.

Department specialisms

Higher Education Social Justice and wellbeing Technology enhanced learning

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

Course contact details

Kathryn Doherty
+44 (0)1524 592685