Research course

Education Research

University of Nottingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) plus an appropriate masters degree, a minimum or 2 years' professional experience within a relevant field or other suitable equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The School of Education at Nottingham is a leading centre for research in education, with a broad commitment to improving and investigating social justice and equality in education.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were ranked 3rd out of 76 Education departments in the UK. The REF process judged 55% of all the School of Education’s research at 4* - the highest score, and all of the school's submission relating to research impact and research environment was considered to be 4*. The School of Education at Nottingham is the only education department to achieve this.

We encourage highly motivated, enthusiastic and talented students to apply for a postgraduate research place in the School of Education. We provide a dynamic research environment where research students study alongside academic experts. Entry is very competitive and having a strong research proposal is therefore very important.

Our research programmes are made up of approximately 330 students from 40 different countries. Some students are studying and living here in the UK while other students are based in their own country with periodic visits to the UK to see their supervisor(s).

Find out about the research strengths and supervision areas of School of Education staff.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 4543