University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Education and Continuing Studies

The School of Education and Continuing Studies (SECS) offers a research degrees programme developed in partnership with schools and colleges, thus ensuring that we meet and exceed all requirements for professional and classroom relevance; the researchers are also involved in a wide range of consultancy and funded knowledge transfer activities; current research projects include work with Portsmouth, Southampton and Hampshire county councils and the training and development agency.

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 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

All modules: Teaching and learning processes; special educational needs; post 16 education and training; curriculum provision in secondary and post-compulsory education; aspects of initial teacher training (ITT); education management; early years provision.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299