Awards: PhD, MPhil
Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: Education
We offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university and our research covers all aspects of education and learning – from pre-school to higher and lifelong learning – plus sport and related fields.
Moray House School of Education staff are able to provide supervision on a wide range of topics within the fields of education, recreation management, sociology of sport, sports science and counselling. Many opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research.
Visit our website for more information on each of our research clusters:
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree requires the submission of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) requires the submission of a thesis of not more than 60,000 words.
Students following both degrees are normally supported in their research by two supervisors. The first of these will be a member of staff who has expertise in the general area of your proposed research topic and the second will be another expert in the field who may come from within the University or a field of practice.
Most students who are accepted begin a period of research leading to a PhD, however, the first year of both degrees is probationary and progression to year two is dependent on satisfactory progress.
We offer a number of courses in research methodologies, which research students are encouraged to take during their first year.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject is normally required for MSc by Research.
For PhD or MPhil, you will normally also require a postgraduate degree at 60 per cent or its international equivalent.
You must also submit a research proposal that fits well with our staff expertise.
We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or substantial experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Find out more about our language requirements:
Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
|Programme start date||Application deadline|
|10 January 2018||15 October 2017|
We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.