Research course


University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject is normally required for MSc by Research.

For PhD or MPhil, you will normally also require a postgraduate degree at 60 per cent or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

We offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university and our research covers all aspects of education and learning – from pre-school to higher and lifelong learning – plus sport and related fields.

Moray House School of Education staff are able to provide supervision on a wide range of topics within the fields of education, recreation management, sociology of sport, sports science and counselling. Many opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086