Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Higher Education (Research, Evaluation and Enhancement)

This programme is undertaken entirely online over 4 years. It enables experienced professionals to become autonomous researchers and gain deeper insight into their professional practices and concerns. It is designed for a diverse range of people working, or interested in, higher education (H.E.). During the first 2 years participants undertake modules covering key issues for H.E. including policy and change, enhancing learning, teaching and assessment, and evaluation. In years 3 and 4 they undertake research and write a thesis supported by a supervisor. Participants benefit from studying with a cohort of students who act as critical friends.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree and preferably a Master's degree, or its equivalent.

Assessment methods

Combination of assessed coursework and thesis.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Study

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880