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Education, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom| Online
The School of Education is involved in a wide range of research in education policy and practice from the Early Years to Further and Higher Education and Lifelong Learning. The Education programme is offered by Birmingham City University. 
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Overview

The Centre for Research in Education engages in education research across all age phases, from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary Schools, FE and Post 16, Higher Education, and lifelong learning. 

The School welcomes applications in these and other areas of expertise in education.

Key Facts

Research students in Education will join a thriving research community and be part of one of the University’s Research Centres of Excellence.

The School of Education offers supervision for study either part-time or full-time towards a PhD degree. 

If you are accepted for a PhD, there is a University-wide taught course in research methodologies, and you will be assigned to a director of studies, and at least one second supervisor will also be appointed.

Research students, who have access to a dedicated research room, are encouraged to publish in collaboration with their supervisors and to take part in research conferences.

The Education programme is offered by Birmingham City University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (3-4 years) Part Time (4-7 years) Distance Learning (4-7 years) Distance Learning (4 - 7 years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment
  • Creativity
  • Early Years
  • Post-16 Provision
  • Education Policy
  • Music Education
  • Maths Education
  • Drama Education
  • Workplace learning
  • Management in Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Applications for research degrees are assessed on the following criteria:

  • that the proposed research seems likely to satisfy the academic requirements of a research degree;
  • that the proposed research is feasible in practical terms;
  • that you seem likely to be able to cope with the academic demands of a research degree;
  • that the Faculty is able to provide the appropriate supervisory expertise and resources.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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EEA

  • PT: £2,130 per year
  • DL: £2,663 per year
International:
  • DL: £7,500 per year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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