Research course

Education – Research Degree

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK masters degree. We consider candidates with other qualifications individually. You must have a relevant UK masters degree with a substantial research training element to apply for direct PhD registration. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Suitable for either experienced practitioners and well-qualified graduates looking develop their research skills, a research degree allows you to carry out supervised research into a wide range of areas such as pedagogy and new technologies, autism, and leadership and management in education.

Key points
• Suitable for experienced practitioners and well-qualified graduates.
• Train in research methods relevant to education.
• Conduct supervised research to produce an original contribution to knowledge in the field.
• Study for one year on MPhil before transferring to PhD.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
84 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555