All PhD students undertake individual specialised research on an agreed topic; this could relate to any aspect of the theory, policy and practice of education and may be drawn from any phase of education from early years to post compulsory education; research topics must align with the interests of a potential supervisor.
Applicants should possess or expect to receive a relevant Master's degree and must be able to demonstrate proficiency in research methods, e.g. through the successful completion of a taught Master's degree which includes substantial research methods training; English language requirements include an IELTS overall score of at least 7.0 with no element under 6.0 or a TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) score of at least 102 with no element under 23.
Students are required to produce a substantial piece of original research (100,000 word thesis) demonstrating a high level of proficiency in professional research skills and an in-depth knowledge of your chosen field.
Durham Doctoral Studentships and Research Council Studentships cover tuition fees and living costs, whilst Scholarships contribute to tuition fees and/or living costs.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 1,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
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