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Education, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Hull, United Kingdom
We offer postgraduate research options across a broad variety of topics ranging from technology enhanced learning and higher education research to themes around leadership, policy and inclusive practices within Education at Hull.
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Programmes include MEd by Research, MPhil, EdD Professional Doctorate in Education, and PhD. Students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy. 

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.

Our highly experienced, research-active team supervises postgraduate students from around the world and research theses have been successfully completed on a wide variety of subjects. Suitable MPhil students can upgrade to the PhD programme with the support of their supervisors. 

EdD students specialise in one of a number of focused areas of study including, but not restricted to higher education; inclusion and social justice; and professionalism.

Our academic experts welcome applications for postgraduate research into a wide range of topics. Contact us for help with being matched up with a potential supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Higher Education Research Interest (HERIG)
  • Professional Identity, Partnership and Practice (PIPP)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Inclusive Education
  • Early Years Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • For entry onto one of our PhDs, you should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least Masters degree (or international equivalent) at merit or 60% and above in a closely related subject to your proposed disciplinary field of study. 
  • For applicants whose backgrounds do not qualify them for direct entry, we may recommend a ‘conversion course' in the form of one of our Masters courses.
  • Your research proposal should clearly set out your research questions, the kind of empirical research they visualise, the reasons why you wish to undertake the research and a general indication of the theoretical background and approach.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  •  £2,130 (part-time)

Living costs for Hull

  • 729 - 1390 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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