Masters by Research or PhD Education (Postgraduate)

Female primary teaching in the classroom

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Join a strong education research community of over 30 academic staff with different supervisory specialisms. Progress your knowledge and skills with engaged researchers who are pushing forward new knowledge and professional practice. Explore strengths in curriculum studies, early years, leadership and diversity in education, and professional development. You can also access supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to management and health.Benefit from a dedicated supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. Immerse yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment with extensive professional expertise in learning environments from schools to higher education.

You are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences and, in the latter stages of your research, present your ideas and receive feedback at such events.

On achievement of your award, you will open doors to working in research or further/higher education. If you are a teacher, you will gain from a greater understanding of your own and others’ professional practice.

Some of our recent research completions include: the application of constructivist learning theory to homework practice; how coursework and exam-based study affect the learning of pupils in secondary science education; primary trainee teachers' choice of mathematical examples for learning and the relationship with mathematics subject knowledge; pedagogy to enhance teaching and learning in science and environmental education within initial teacher training students; and the role of support workers in the learning of disabled students in higher education.

This research contributes to the research priority area Learning and Professional Contexts.

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Entry requirements

  • MRes: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Fees

Fees - 2019/20 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees Part-Time Fees
MA/MSc by Research £5800 £3000
Mphil £5800 £3000
PhD £5800 £3000
International Students
Full-Time Fees Part-Time Fees
MA/MSc by Research £13200 £6600
Mphil £13200 £6600
PhD £13200 £6600

Home/EU fees are £2885 part time or £5770 full time. International fees are £6400 part time or £12800 full time. The relevant fee is paid for each year of study. Courses delivered outside of the UK have a £3000 surcharge if delivered in the EU or a £3500 surcharge if delivered outside the EU.

For further information on additional fees and surcharges please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

Dr. Paul Vare

Staff Profile

Dr. Paul Vare

Postgraduate Research Lead - School of Education

"Starting as a teacher in UK and Tanzania Paul soon switched to community-based environmental education firstly in Leicester and then Mount Elgon, Uganda. His career focused on international education and sustainability projects working for charities but with communities, large corporations and governments including the UN. Paul joined here in 2013 following his interest in teaching and research."

Publications

Submit journal articles as part of your researcher development

You will have the opportunity to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development. Gain high-level professional recognition and contribute to advancing knoweldge in education research.

Extensive professional expertise in learning environments

Benefit from a dedicated supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. Immerse yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment with extensive professional expertise in learning environments from schools to higher education.

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