Ph. D. On Campus

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

University College London (UCL)

36 months
18660 GBP/year
7580 GBP/year
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This Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) provides a route for students to carry out their own research project: an investigation that will eventually contribute to the field of knowledge within the educational and social sciences.


Students in the Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) will work closely with supervisor(s) to develop each stage of research. 

Supervisors will also help put together a programme of additional courses and activities to support progress towards the completion of the thesis.

The Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment has specialist, research active staff able to supervise postgraduate research in the areas described below. 

We also work with local schools, as well as national and international educational publishers. 

We have strong links with overseas institutions, including ones based in the USA, Egypt, Sweden, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Singapore, as well as national organisations such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.


IOE doctoral graduates in the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment progress to careers in education, university teaching, educational research, policy and curriculum development. They can be found in almost every occupational field and there are a wide variety of career paths.


Students will develop general and specialist skills in research methodology, academic writing and presentation, as well as gaining experience of engaging with a wide range of practitioners across different sectors of education.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • The department can provide postgraduate supervision in geography, business, history and RE education, as well as assessment issues, educational assessment, the impact of testing in schools and international assessment, education policy and politics, qualifications development, accreditation and regulation and comparative studies), initial teacher education, curriculum development and general secondary teaching.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed, or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank) outside the UK. 
  • The majority of our successful applicants hold a Merit at Master’s level, and may have additional relevant experience. 
  • Students without a Master’s degree who have completed the UCL PGDip in Social Science Research Methods, obtaining a grade B or above in any two or more modules, may also be considered for admission to this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18660 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18660 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7580 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • UK: £3,790/year
  • Overseas: £9,370/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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