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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning was formed in 2003 as a merger between the Department of Education and the Centre for Continuing Education.

The School offers both MPhil and PhD degrees. These are research-based degrees, in which students undertake individual research projects under close academic supervision from within the department. They can be studied full or part-time.

The MPhil normally takes one year of full-time research (two years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of around 60,000 words.

The PhD normally takes three years of full-time research (five years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of 80-100,000 words.

Research Interests

Research supervision is available in a number of areas, including childhood studies, rural education and pedagogic research.

Some of the research themes within the Department include:

Pedagogic research including:

learning and teaching
subject knowledge and understanding
ICT assessment
assessment for learning
achievement
bilingual context

Childhood Studies including:

how children learn; gender studies
achievement
health and wellbeing studies
healthy schools
curriculum development in Wales and elsewhere in the UK
special educational needs

Rural Education including:

partnerships in education;
community education
National and local educational policy and the impact on small schools
14-19 Learning Pathway
adult education

Different course options

Full time | Aberystwyth University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module will form an integral part of a suite of RT masters courses being developed across the University. Through this module Masters and PhD students will gain a broad knowledge of a range of transferable skills which they can apply in a variety of research contexts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2019/20 entry is £4,327 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The fee for 2019/20 entry is £14,700 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

If you are applying for a research (MPhil/PhD) course you should hold or expect to achieve an upper second class (2:1) honours degree or above.