Research course


University of York · Department of Educational Studies

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.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

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.

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months
distance learning
36-72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322524