Part time 48 Month(s)
This part-time structured PhD programme is undertaken entirely online over four years. It enables higher education (H.E.) professionals to become autonomous researchers and gain deeper insight into their professional practices and concerns. It is designed for a diverse range of people who work in H.E. or H.E.-related contexts.
During the first two 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.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Duration: 4 years, part-time
Entry requirements: A good honours degree and preferably a Masters degree, or its equivalent
IELTS: Overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing
Assessment: Combination of assessed coursework and thesis
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years
of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are
determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
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The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK,
EU or overseas student.
Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session,
which usually runs from October to September the following year.
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities
across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider
recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into
account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against
other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate
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Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of
fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards
for postgraduate study on our website.
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