Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A Master's degree from within education, training and related professional fields AND normally have at least three years' professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

You should consider this programme if you are a qualified and experienced teacher, trainer or other professional working in education or training, or in a related professional field such as health.

The programme will develop your advanced skills in educational research methods. These include critical analysis, evidence-based inquiry, critical literature review, and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Following a qualifying period, MPhil students can proceed to PhD studies in education and training.

Recent research projects include:

  • Leadership and management in education
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Professionalism and professional practice
  • Lifelong Learning
  • E-Learning, social networking
  • Pedagogy, learning theories and learning and teaching
  • Widening participation, access, achievement and the student experience
  • Creativity and complexity theory
  • Childhood studies and history of education
  • A range of other individually negotiated subject areas.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a doctoral programme through research study and a supervised thesis
  • To provide you with an advanced knowledge of educational research methods within education, training, health and allied fields
  • To help you to develop advanced skills in contemporary theoretical knowledge, critical analysis, doctoral research and evidence-based inquiry. This will enable you to make a contribution to knowledge informed by original research and scholarship.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-48 months
full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000