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Degree awarded
36 - 72 months.
Entry requirements
  • First or upper second class honours bachelors degree, or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a masters degree with merit or distinction, or the international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, or evidence of research training and experience of research amounting to one year.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Programme description

Research projects can be supported in any of the broad areas outlined. Candidates for MPhil/PhD degrees can attend selected core course units attached to the ESRC recognised MSc in Educational Research programme as advised by their supervisor(s) and Director of PGR.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,996
    International students (per annum): £14,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,998
    International students (per annum): £7,000

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.


The School is eligible for receipt of studentships from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and a number of University studentships are available on an annual basis. Please visit the School's postgraduate research funding web page for further details.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Laura Dobson, Postgraduate Research Recruitment and Admissions Officer
+44 (0)161 275 0807
+44 (0)161 275 0421

Academic department overview

See: The School.

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