Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University


The School of Education is involved in a wide range of research in education policy and practice from the Early Years to Further and Higher Education and Lifelong Learning. The Centre for Research in Education engages in education research across all age phases, from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary Schools, FE and Post 16, Higher Education, and lifelong learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants for an MPhil need to have the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue the particular specialist issue they have chosen. This is most often a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in the relevant area, but students may have the equivalent knowledge because of their practical work experience. Applicants for a PhD will usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given them the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current educational practice to enable them to challenge conventional wisdom in their proposed field of study. They also need to have experience of research methods and design.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by formal written annual review, and submission of a thesis and a formal viva.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

Key information

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