Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant discipline. IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English.

MPhil or PhD

Months of entry


Course content

The School welcomes research students, who contribute a wealth of experience and knowledge to our academic community. Students undertaking research degrees are encouraged and helped to form a mutually supportive and friendly critical community. Especially in the first year of study, students meet regularly, either in person, or in the case of students working at a distance, using the internet. All of our research is enriched by connections with visiting fellows and professors, and thriving links with international partners.

Department specialisms

Research falls into one of four areas: developing practice and the curriculum; vocational education, lifelong learning and employability; technology enhanced learning and pedagogy; and social change, equality, inclusivity and internationalisation.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for international students' fees and financial information.

Fees and funding

UK students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees
International students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees

Possibility of International and Research Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
0115 848 4200
0115 848 6339