Ph.D. On Campus

(Professional) Education

University of Lincoln

24 months
14400 GBP/year
4495 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The  PhD (Professional) Education at University of Lincoln is designed for current and future educators who wish to conduct original research relating to their professional context or area of educational practice, and aims to support the dissemination, development, and management of a range of professional practice and policy development.


Students will undertake three core modules, two optional modules, and a research component where they can conduct field work, analyse their data in light of existing knowledge, and write a thesis for examination.

During the taught stage, core modules aim to support students in identifying their specific research questions through a critical review of the literature; develop the requisite knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in appropriate research methods; and produce a compelling rationale and plan for conducting a substantive piece of original research. Optional modules present opportunities for further learning, while the research component involves rigorous data collection and analysis to produce a 60,000-word thesis that systematically presents research, learning, and contribution to knowledge.

Career and Personal Development

The PhD (Professional) Education at University of Lincoln aims to enable individuals to make a significant contribution to understanding and improving professional practice in education through research. The programme is specifically designed for current and future educators, and can be understood as an advanced form of research-based professional development or training. Graduates from the programme may go on to senior positions in their existing field as well as entering academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Engagement with Educational Literature
  • Research Methods 
  • Education and Social Justice
  • Educational Leadership and Management: Theory and Practice
  • Language and Education
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of their application and research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4495 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time fees:

  • Home: £2,248 per year 
  • International: £7,200 per year

Living costs for Lincoln

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.


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