Online and Distance learning

We offer a portfolio of research-led continuing professional development at doctoral level. 

The Educational Research Department has considerable experience of supporting online and distance learners and we aim to make all our PhD students feel that they are full members of the Department and part of the PhD community.  Wherever possible we facilitate online participation at events and seminars organised by the Department.

All students have access to Moodle which is our Virtual Learning Environment.

Many resources, for example, journal articles, required for PhD study will be available online through the OneSearch facility offered by the Library.  Additionally the Library provides extra services for Distance Learners.

The Learning skills webpages provide a wide range of online study opportunities across a range of topics.  These include digital skills, referencing, research training and critical thinking.

Our current PhD programmes are: 

We also offer a structured Masters degree in Education and Social Justice, by coursework and dissertation, that is undertaken entirely online.

Rebecca Marsden is the Online Learning Support Officer for the Department of Educational Research and she can be contacted with queries about online learning.

Download this pdf document to find out more about Computer requirements for distance learners.