Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Educational Research (Higher Education)

This programme was developed to meet the needs of experienced professionals in the areas of higher and further education. The aim is to provide an opportunity for participants to become autonomous researchers and gain deeper and more critical insight into their own and others� professional practices and concerns. The course is structured, supported and assessed, through modules involving directed study and residential teaching; it is organised around a series of residentials, which enable participants to meet and socialise, and participate in seminars and lectures. Students focus on their final research thesis from the third year onwards.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or its equivalent, and a Master's degree or 3 years� practical experience working in higher/further education.

Assessment methods

Combination of assessed coursework and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 3,465 per Academic year (EU fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 3,465 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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