Ph.D. On Campus Online


University of Leicester

48 months
15520 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Education programme of the University of Leicester is offered at the School of Education. 


Supervision and research areas

The Education programme of the University of Leicester offers supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff as either campus based or by distance learning.

PhD description 

PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).

A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time/distance learning) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.

Programme Structure

  • For more information, please visit the programme page.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should try to submit your application as far in advance of your preferred start date as possible.


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree with at least First-Class or Upper Second-Class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
  • You will normally be expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant subject (at Merit or above) or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience and academic writing skills.
  • All relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts
  • International applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used.
  • Supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation
  • CV 
  • In addition to uploading the above documents please enter contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme or upload letters of reference if already available
  • Personal Statement
  • English language proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15520 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK/EU: 2,203 GBP per year (part-time)

Distance learning:

  • UK/EU: 20,825 GBP (Total course fee)
  • International: 24,930 GBP (Total course fee)

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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