This MPhil/PhD is a research qualification aimed at those who are, or aspire to be, senior academic or administrative leaders of primary, secondary or tertiary educational institutions, or university lecturers or researchers. Investigating the way we conceive of, and execute, education may have the potential to influence a whole generations of pupils. At Lincoln, you will have the opportunity to work alongside academics undertaking studies into how education provision can be improved. As a full-time research student, you can benefit from regular monthly supervisions with your supervisor (bi-monthly for part-time). In addition you will have the opportunity to attend training sessions on research methods and skills provided by the School of Education and the Graduate School. The programme is designed to enable you to develop the critical-thinking and research skills required for study at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to decide on the focus of your research thesis and receive one-to-one support from an experienced supervisor.
Key research areas include: Educational leadership and management; professional learning and professional development; education policy; higher education pedagogy and practice.
PhD students present a thesis of 80,000 words; MPhil students 40,000 words, both with an oral defence.
Minimum of an upper Second Class honours degree, or alternatively a Second Class honours degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4688||Year 1|
Additional fee information
All UK or EU students who already hold a University of Lincoln undergraduate degree or higher qualification will receive a 30% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln Postgraduate research programme.