PhD Education / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Entry requirements
- A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or its international equivalent).
- A relevant master's degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in both the taught course units and your dissertation (or international equivalent of 60%).
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- We're ranked in the top ten universities in the UK for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
- Learn with research-active experts in the fields of and education and work with highly diverse cohorts of students and staff.
- Contribute to improvements in the overall wellbeing of students, their families and communities throughout the world through research.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see Open days.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £6,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
UK students (per annum): £3,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Your fees will cover the cost of your study at the University, as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation (excluding graduation robe hire).
Payment of tuition fees will also entitle you to membership of The University of Manchester library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.
We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September.
If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.
Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool
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