Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good honours degree or a master's degree (MA, MSc or MEd) in a relevant discipline although candidates with other evidence of ability to succeed at PhD level will also be considered.

As part of the application process, you will be invited for interview (face-to-face or via Skype).

You must submit a research proposal; we are unable to consider your application without one.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The PhD in Education is designed to enhance specialised knowledge through academic study and research.

The programme aims to enable students to gain a solid grounding in research methodology, and to successfully carry out a substantial piece of academic research.

We are interested in hearing from students doing projects in the broad research areas which can be found here.

Our PhD research students in recent years have come both from the United Kingdom and from many overseas countries. Many of our overseas students have chosen to conduct studies which involve collecting fieldwork data in their home country. Proposals to conduct a study which involves collecting fieldwork data overseas are welcomed.

The PhD in Education is available to be studied in 3 modes: part-time, full-time, and distance learning.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, we do expect you to be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency. The minimum requirement for PhD in Education is IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. For further information please see English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1904 323460