Research course


University of Glasgow · School of Education

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Research proposal

Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:

  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • the question that your research will address
  • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
  • a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
  • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
  • an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Education is a thriving and dynamic school. Our School is ranked 1st in the UK on the Complete University Guide (2020),(2019) and is in the top 50 in the world in the QS World University Rankings (2020),(2019). Our staff engage in world class research that advances knowledge and practice and we are respected for contributions to policy and practice having established strong partnerships with education communities.

The research of the School is organised through four research and teaching groups (RTGs) with our staff and your potential supervisor, allocated to these groups on the basis of their research:

  • Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith
  • Education Leadership and Policy
  • People, Place and Social Change
  • Culture, Literacies, Inclusion and Pedagogy

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0 with no sub-test under 6.5.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • EdD
    part time
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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