Education, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 ,
The PhD is offered in the Centre for Educational Studies on a part-time and full-time basis. Candidates for a PhD would normally, though not necessarily, have a Masters degree.

About

The normal registration period for a PhD is three years full time or five years part time followed by an allowed period for ‘writing up'.

Further details

Students, whether part time of full time, complete up to three modules in research methodology training. There are a variety of means by which students can gain the necessary credits and these are arranged between the student and their supervisor.

The main part of the PhD is the research thesis, of between seventy and one hundred thousand words, and this will be on a topic of the student's choice. Each student is given a research supervisor and a second supervisor. Supervisors are appointed because they have expertise in the field in which the student is interested in conducting the research.

Because the main part of your PhD is the thesis on a specialist topic, we require all applicants for the PhD to submit a research proposal (see overleaf) in which you outline, with some detail, the area in which you wish to pursue your research. This enables us to decide whether we have staff suitably qualified and experienced to take you on.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months

      Up to five years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Students, whether part time of full time, complete up to three modules in research methodology training. There are a variety of means by which students can gain the necessary credits and these are arranged between the student and their supervisor.

The main part of the PhD is the research thesis, of between seventy and one hundred thousand words, and this will be on a topic of the student's choice. Each student is given a research supervisor and a second supervisor. Supervisors are appointed because they have expertise in the field in which the student is interested in conducting the research.

Because the main part of your PhD is the thesis on a specialist topic, we require all applicants for the PhD to submit a research proposal (see overleaf) in which you outline, with some detail, the area in which you wish to pursue your research. This enables us to decide whether we have staff suitably qualified and experienced to take you on.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

Writing an appropriate research proposal is an essential part of being accepted for a research degree. Applicants are required to present an appropriate and feasible proposal which makes explicit the main research question(s) and shows evidence of a satisfactory understanding of a selection of literature relevant to their chosen topic and methodology.

Proposals will be evaluated by two members of academic staff.
The aim of the proposal is to:
  1. Help clarify an applicant’s ideas on what they want to do.
  2. Allow potential supervisors and other members of the Faculty of Education to ask questions about content, approach, values and methodology at an early stage and before the applicant embarks fully on a programme.
  3. Allow potential problems to be identified at a preliminary stage and to be resolved before an applicant embarks fully on the programme.
  4. Enable the Faculty of Education to identify potential supervisors, and the facilities needed for study.
Your proposal should be at least 800 words in length and should ensure that:
  1. The title indicates the field, scope and topic of the proposed study.
  2. You indicate an awareness of some of the significant literature in this field. While a much greater knowledge is obviously one of the first steps of the study, an initial knowledge will determine whether your research question is already well covered.
  3. You very carefully frame the research question, problem or issue that you wish to address. It is essential at this stage that you do not merely provide an overview of the area you wish to study, but that you can specify precisely the question which will lead to you being able to say something significant on the topic.
  4. You include the kind of research methods that you feel are appropriate to such a study. For example, you should give some idea about which methods of data collection you will employ and what kind of data you will collect.
  5. You provide enough background on yourself and the topic to show, for example, how the study fits with your day-to-day work, your concerns and, if appropriate, the concerns of your organisation.
  6. You have already ascertained that you can access the data sources, organisations and individuals who will be critical to your study.
In summary you need to provide evidence in your proposal of:
  • Appropriateness of title
  • Literature appreciation
  • Carefully framed research question
  • Research methods
  • Suitability to personal situation
  • Accessibility of information sources

If these are properly covered in your proposal, the Faculty of Education, University of Hull will be able to provide you with a more helpful, accurate and speedy response, and to provide you with the best start to your programme.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12500 International

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