University of Portsmouth

Education, Childhood and Youth Studies

We offer excellent postgraduate research supervision, as well as taught Master’s degrees including a significant research component. Our researchers can provide you with high-quality research supervision in areas such as teaching and learning processes, special educational needs, mental health and wellbeing in childhood and education, digital society and education, childhood, gender and culture, and early years provision.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Research areas:

  • Mental Health and Well-being in Childhood and Education
  • Childhood and International Development
  • Action Research in Teacher Education
  • Creative Pedagogies

Sponsorship information

MPhil course is eligible for Government Postgraduate Loan.


By Publication: 1 year part-time - Fees:*

Members of staff: £1,490 p/a
External candidates: £4,195 p/a

*Fees are for 2017/18 entry. All fees are subject to annual increase.

UK/EU fees include Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MPhil Full-time £ 12,600 (Academic year) International 2 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 1,970 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 6,300 (Academic year) International 4 Years
PhD Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 Years
PhD Full-time £ 12,600 (Academic year) International 3 Years
PhD Part-time £ 1,970 (Academic year) Home/EU 6 Years
PhD Part-time £ 6,300 (Academic year) International 6 Years

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