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Staffordshire University offers MPhil and PhD awards in Education. Our students share and contribute to a vibrant research community that operates at the cutting edge of knowledge. Students can study through full-time, part-time or blended-learning routes, and are supervised by staff with expertise in a wide range of areas in Education.

Entry requirements

There are several routes to gaining a PhD. MPhil/PhD is the most common route for Education students. The MPhil stage usually includes a critical review of existing academic literature on the subject and often a pilot research study. This can then be written up (c 30,000 words) and successful students are awarded an MPhil. Alternatively, if you decide to progress to the PhD you can do so by a short report (c 5,000 words) which acts as a summary of the work done so far and a plan for the PhD itself. At Staffordshire University students can undertake an MPhil or MPhil/PhD by part-time, full-time or blended learning. Direct PhD is where the candidate already has an MPhil degree in the intended area for the PhD. Otherwise the students need to register for an MPhil leading to PhD as above. Direct PhD study can be completed by full-time, part-time or blended learning.

Assessment methods

Staffordshire University awards a PhD to candidates who have critically investigated an approved topic resulting in an independent study, making an original contribution to knowledge. They also need to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, and present a written thesis which is to be defended by oral examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
MPhil Full-time £ 12,000 (Academic year) International 4 Years
PhD Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
PhD Full-time £ 12,000 (Academic year) International 4 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,097 (Academic year) Home/EU 6 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 6,000 (Academic year) International 6 Years
PhD Part-time £ 2,097 (Academic year) Home/EU 6 Years
PhD Part-time £ 6,000 (Academic year) International 6 Years
Doctorate Part-time £ 2,097 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
Doctorate Part-time £ 6,000 (Academic year) International 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 12,250 (Year 1) International 4 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 4,260 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 12,250 (Year 1) International 4 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 4,260 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 4,260 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 12,250 (Year 1) International 4 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 4,260 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 12,250 (Year 1) International 4 4 Years

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