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Full time | University of Bath | 2 years | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course gives you the opportunity to research a topic in depth and contribute new knowledge to the academic community. You will be required to conduct supervised research at the leading edge of the educational field and write up as a substantial thesis (up to 90,000 words) Most students complete this programme in 4 years. You cannot take less than 2 years to finish your research and the maximum time you are allowed is normally 4 years..

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Oral assessment – known as a ‘viva voce’, this normally occurs at two stages. First, as part of the Confirmation process at the end of your first year of study in order to transfer from MPhil to PhD status of study; and second as part of the final assessment of your PhD Thesis.

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Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. This is not necessary for students holding a Masters degree, have undertaken our MRes, or who feel more strongly prepared for PhD study.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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