If you are applying for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject.
If you are applying for a PhD direct you must:
- have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject
- have had research training directly related to the PhD project
If you have qualifications other than those above, your application will be considered individually on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Explore fascinating postgraduate research opportunities in the School Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Undertake world class research and lead the debate on the future of education.
- Design, implement and report on an independent research project
- Benefit from a wide range of staff supervision expertise
- Acquire expert knowledge in your chosen specialist field/academic discipline
- Study research methods and empirical research techniques
- Spread your study over up to seven years
Your programme route will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most students complete their PhD via progression from MPhil.
You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.
The University offers a comprehensive induction programme and a varied programme of generic skills training opportunities.
You will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your research.
Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU’s Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.
You will be based at the IM Marsh campus in the leafy suburb of Aigburth, just four miles from the city centre. Here you will have your own desk and computer in office space shared with other research students, enabling you to build up a strong peer network.
Information for international students
LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Securing funding can be one of the main hurdles you face when considering postgraduate research. However, help is available. LJMU has a team of fees and funding experts who can offer advice based on your personal circumstances. You can contact them on 0151 904 6056/6057 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also wish to contact the School of Education direct about locally available funding opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090