Research course

Education

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · School of Education and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

  • For MA or MSc by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent
  • For PhD: a master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 2019.

Our research strengths lie in curriculum studies, early years, leadership and diversity in education, learning for sustainability and professional development. We also have expertise in education policy, extremism and education and values in education.

The School of Education and Humanities provides a stimulating and supportive environment with a blend of extensive professional expertise in different learning contexts, spanning early years to higher education.

Join a strong education research community of over 30 academic staff with different supervisory specialisms. Progress your knowledge and skills with engaged researchers who are pushing forward new knowledge and professional practice. Explore strengths in curriculum studies, early years, leadership and diversity in education, and professional development

As a research degree candidate, you will be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree deepens your understanding of your own professional practice and may open the door to work in fulltime research and higher education.

Research Environment

Our research environment has strong national and international links. This active background means that research students, whether studying full-time or part-time, join a group of engaged researchers involved in pushing forward both new knowledge and professional practice.

You are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences and, in the latter stages of your research, present your ideas and receive feedback at such events.

The university also fosters publication opportunities, where, with the help of your supervisors, you may want to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
03330 141414