Research course


The University of Manchester · School of Education

Entry requirements

For the PhD, a good honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Candidates should also have a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent, completed at a level which indicates potential for research, or evidence of research training and/or experience of research amounting to one year.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Research projects can be supported in any of the broad areas outlined. Candidates for MPhil/PhD degrees can attend selected core course units attached to the ESRC recognised MSc in Educational Research programme as advised by their supervisor(s) and Director of PGR. Entry point is typically September annually, but in certain circumstances a January or April entry can be considered.

Department specialisms

The School of Education offers rich diversity of opoprtunity for over 1,000 postgraduate students in one of the largest graduate educational research communities in the UK. Key groups are Managing Diversity in Education and Pedagogy, Assessment and Teacher Development.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require IELTS with 7.0 in writing or TOEFL 600 paper based with TWE of 4.5 or 250 computer based with essay rating of 4.5.

Fees and funding

Several funding opportunities available. Please contact the School for more details relevant to your chosen mode of study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
0161 275 3466
0161 275 3528