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Ph.D. On Campus

Higher Education

University of Kent

36 months
Duration
17400 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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About

Research on Higher Education at University of Kent focuses on higher education practices and policy, particularly as they relate to innovation, enhancement, accessibility and excellence in teaching, learning, assessment and students’ experiences.  

Overview

The Higher Education programme at University of Kent investigates academic practice and how to support, recognise and reward academics, particularly part-time, and early career academics.  

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) draws on expertise from its core staff as well as researchers across the University, so we can offer high-quality PhD supervision; we work very carefully to match you with a supervisory panel that suits your interests and ambitions. 

In addition to regular meetings with supervisors, all research students take part in a tailored research training programme, which can include research methods modules offered by the Centre or by other schools, as appropriate. 

As well as attending the regular research seminars offered by the Centre, you are encouraged to participate in the seminars, workshops, newer researcher networks and masterclasses offered by the scholarly bodies in the discipline, such as the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).

Careers

The students are higher education professionals at various stages of their careers, ranging from early career higher education teachers to professional services staff to experienced senior leaders. Throughout, we aim to enhance students’ understanding and capacity for critical analysis of the contexts and practices of higher education.

The MA in Higher Education further encourages students to reflect upon their own professional experiences through critical engagement with topics of academic interest. After completing the MA, recent graduates have gained promotion within their existing roles, taken up new employment or commenced PhD study. Those who have completed PhDs have been promoted in their professional service roles or taken on positions in educational research.

Programme Structure

Research areas

  • Kent’s world-class academics provide research students with excellent supervision. 
  • The academic staff in this Centre and their research interests can be found at the Centre’s website.
  •  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Centre to discuss your proposed research and potential supervision prior to making an application.  
  • Please note, it is possible for students to be supervised by a member of academic staff from any of Kent’s schools, providing their expertise matches your research interests. Use our ‘find a supervisor’ search to search by staff member or keyword.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or Master’s degree in a subject relevant to your proposed research topic. We strongly recommend that you contact the Centre to discuss your plans before making a formal application.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. 
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU full-time £17400
  • Home part-time £2298
  • EU part-time £8700
  • International part-time £8700

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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