Part-time graduate study

MA in Education (by research)

This is a two-year programme which enables you to undertake a piece of research in an area of professional interest to you under the guidance of a supervisor. In term 1 you will follow a course on research methods. You will also meet with your supervisor twice a term who will guide you towards submitting a dissertation of 25,000 to 30,000 words in length by the end of your second year of registration.

Please note: This course will no longer be running from 1 October 2019.


The part-time PhD programme (six years registration) is designed to support you in undertaking a substantial piece of research in your chosen area of interest. As well as supervisory support, the programme includes a number of research training and presentation workshops, and the support of Thesis Advisory Panel meetings. The PhD thesis submitted at the end of the registration period is about 85,000 words in length.