Education at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is a research-based degree, in which students undertake individual research projects under close academic supervision from within the department. It can be studied full or part-time. The PhD normally takes three years of full-time research (five years part-time), after which students Areas of research include: learning and teaching; subject knowledge and understanding; information communication technology (ICT) assessment; assessment for learning; achievement; bilingualism; how children learn; gender studies; health and wellbeing; healthy schools; curriculum development in Wales and elsewhere in the UK; special educational needs; partnerships in education; community education; national and local educational policy and the impact on small schools; 14-19 learning pathway; adult education.


Year 1 Core (40 Credits) Arts Research Students must take the following centrally provided research training modules Semester 1 Research Skills And Personal Development PGM0100 Principles Of Research Design PGM0210 Ways Of Reading PGM0410 Semester 2 Research Skills And Personal Development PGM0120

Entry requirements

The minimum basic entry requirement for a MPhil or PhD is normally a good Honours Degree or its equivalent in a subject relevant to the intended area of research. Non-native English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency with required minimum proficiency levels equating to an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper based test) or 237 (computer based) with an essay rating of 5.0. Applicants who have successfully undertaken a Bachelors degree in a UK University are exempt from this requirement.

English language requirements

Programmes: Art; Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; Education; History and Welsh History; Information Studies; Law (Taught LLM courses); Management and Business; Modern Languages; Welsh IELTS:6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component TOEFL:93 with minimum component scores: Listening 17, Writing 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20. Pearson PTE: 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component

English language requirement: Postgraduate Programmes (General)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for postgraduate courses starting in 2023/24 is yet to be confirmed.
Education at Aberystwyth University - UCAS