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Education/Lifelong Learning MPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Post-Compulsory Education Education Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

As a research student, you will be interested in your own development as a lifelong learner and will seek to engage in critical debate and key issues of education and lifelong learning. You will develop your skills as an independent and active learner, and apply your research skills with theoretical perspectives and understandings of lifelong learning. On completing an MPhil/PhD degree you will have developed advanced skills in research and scholarly writing, and will be able to use these to embark on, or further, a career in research.

An MPhil is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

We have academic experts in education after the compulsory phase, including adult, community, further and higher education as well as professional learning, and supervision is offered in a range of areas. These include:

  • lifelong learning
  • higher education policy and practice
  • lifelong learning and widening participation policy and practice
  • workplace learning
  • transitions from learning to working
  • the academic workplace
  • professional learning and education
  • post-compulsory education
  • adult education
  • continuing education
  • gender and education
  • education in later life
  • education and social class
  • community-based learning.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,925

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Good Master's degree in a relevant subject.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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