Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A taught Master's degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum average of 60% in all areas of assessment (eg Merit) level or above and/or
  • A First Class or Second Class, First Division (Upper Second Class) Honours degree in a relevant subject

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Explore new avenues for education by undertaking a research degree (MPhil/PhD) supported by experts in the field.

Our research degree in Education (MPhil/PhD) is designed to support you in the challenges of doctoral study and research.The research programme is intended for qualified and experienced lecturers, teachers, trainers, or other professionals working in education who wish to explore education as an academic subject. You will develop advanced doctoral research methods, theoretical knowledge and analytical skills to produce a doctoral dissertation.

Our research programme has a dedicated leader, administrator, and a wide range of supervisors. Progress is monitored and supported by committees within our department, and you will be supported by regular meetings with your supervisory team. You will also join a vibrant community of research peers, including research students in Health and Social Care and Psychology.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the English Language requirement, which is:

A Bachelors or Master's degree transcript from the UK or UKVI recognised Majority English Speaking Country (MESC).


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

020 8331 9000