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Teacher Training and Education PhD

Teacher Training and Education PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Teacher / Trainer Assessment Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

In this Teacher Training and Education PhD course you will critically investigate your chosen topic in great depth, with support, guidance and encouragement from our supervisory team. Crucially, your investigation should result in the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of your discipline. It should make an original contribution to knowledge. Increasingly, a doctorate is an essential requirement for recruitment and promotion in university teaching roles. More broadly, a PhD is a life-changing programme that trains you to think at a deep level while you become an expert on a particular topic. It is quite possible that you will end up knowing more about that topic than almost anyone else in the country. Students have the option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or possibly via distance learning. Part-time course is not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK).

Different course options

Full time | University of Sunderland | 3 years | MAY

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent.