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Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy (Education Studies) (2020 Entry)

Group of education studies students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years


Gain valuable research method training on the MPhil/PhD in Education. Warwick's Centre for Education Studies, ranked 3rd in the UK (REF 2014), welcomes world class applicants committed to educational research and challenge.


The PhD is designed as a programme combining research methods training and individual, supervised research, leading to an 80,000 word thesis. The thesis is expected to be a substantial original contribution to knowledge and, in principle, to be capable of peer-reviewed publication.

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Our main research themes are childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, religions and education research, life sciences education, special needs education and disability research and international development and education.


The PhD programme has an Advanced Research Methods training element that is compulsory. This training takes place during term 2 once a week. We have several research student work rooms within the department with desk top computers available.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in ELT, English, Education, Linguistics, Languages or a relevant discipline; a Master’s degree in ELT, Applied Linguistics or a relevant discipline

English language requirements Band B
With a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.