Research course

Education and Learning

University of Birmingham · School of Education
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry qualification for PhD studies is an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised institution.

Months of entry


Course content

With over 100 lecturing and research staff and dedicated research centres, our School of Education is one of the largest research-led schools of education in the UK with a distinguished reputation for excellence in our research and teaching practice both nationally and internationally. We have a history of 5 star rated research and in the 2008 Research Excellence Exercise (RAE), 80% of our work was recognised as being of international quality. You will undertake advanced research under the supervision and guidance of an experienced member of the School of Education staff.
The Education and Learning PhD with Integrated Study programme has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally respected British PhD by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of transferable skills.
Research activity will begin in year one and will continue alongside taught modules in year two. At the end of year two you will submit a formal proposal for your research to enable you to progress onto your doctoral thesis. In year three there will be an opportunity to take a transferable skill module to support the development of skills such as writing and oral presentations of research. In year four, you will focus entirely on their research, culminating in the production of an 80,000-word thesis.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,195 FT

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Integrated PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0121 414 5005