Research course

Education and related areas

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

MPhil: Upper second-class honours degree, or professional graduate qualification accepted by the Institute as equivalent and 2 years' full-time (or part-time equivalent) relevant experience. PhD: MPhil in education or taught Masters degree in education with research training recognition by the ESRC.

PhD; MPhil.

Months of entry

January, April

Course content

Students follow a programme of study under the guidance of an appointed supervisor and advisory committee as well as undertaking research methods training in core courses. At the start of your programme you will draw up a plan for your research in consultation with your supervisor for completion of your thesis within the period of registration for the degree.

The entry dates are:

  • October entry: Applications accepted January - August
  • January entry: Applications accepted April - November
  • April entry: Applications accepted July - February

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Department specialisms

Educational and related areas, psychology of education, child development, child health, language and literacy, pedagogy in school subjects, sociology, philosophy and economics of education, comparative education, educational leadership, educational media and technology, professional and work-related learning, teacher education and in the application of quantitative methods in social sciences.

Information for international students

We make every effort to care for the 500+ international students from over 80 countries registered on our courses each year.

Fees and funding

Employer, scholarship, sponsorship.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Recuitment and Admissions
+44 (0)20 7612 6100