Study for a PhD or MA in Educational Research

We offer innovative, specialist postgraduate programmes that are consistently rated as excellent by students, external examiners as well as internal and external reviewers.

Online and Distance learning

The Educational Research Department has considerable experience of supporting online and distance learners and we aim to make all our students feel that they are full members of the Department and part of the postgraduate 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 postgraduate study will be available online through the OneSearch facility offered by the Library.  Additionally the Library provides extra services for Distance Learners.

Some tutors organise synchronous online meetings during their modules. These are not compulsory, as we understand time differences and software restrictions can impact on students' attending. We will always do everything we can to accommodation students unable to attend. 

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

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.

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