Education, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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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.


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Duration 48 months
    • Average duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our academic experts welcome applications for postgraduate research into a wide range of topics.

The faculty supports five sub-groups which are actively involved in a number of research projects:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

Candidates for the EdD or PhD are normally expected to have a Masters degree, with an overall average of 60%, in a subject relevant to their proposed research.

PhD applicants must submit a research proposal outlining in detail the area in which they wish to pursue their research.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12800 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA


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