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MPhil/PhD in Education

The MPhil/PhD programmes in Education enable you to research a topic of interest to considerable depth. The PhD is designed as a programme combining research methods training and individual, supervised research, leading to an 80,000 word thesis. The thesis is expected to be a substantial original contribution to knowledge and, in principle, to be capable of peer-reviewed publication.

Candidates are supported with an individual research methods consultation to help them design a suitable package of modules to attend from the Institute’s extensive portfolio. This route is suitable for those who intend to follow an academic career or who have a definite idea of the research they wish to follow.

Prior to making an application, the Institute strongly advises potential applicants to seek advice from someone who works in the area they are interested in. Staff research interests can be found on the Centre for Education Studies website.

The Centre for Education Studies (CES) is proud of the diversity and excellence of research undertaken in the centre. We have a wide range of disciplinary and methodological expertise in education research both qualitative and quantitative. We are committed to interdisciplinarity in education studies and welcome research students who wish to pursue multidisciplinary research by supporting joint supervision with other Warwick departments.

Areas for PhD supervision include:
Cultural and Creative Learning; Religions and Education; Childhood; Educational Leadership and Management; Higher Education; Life Sciences Education and Publics’ Understanding; Mathematics Education; Philosophy of Education; Public and Social Significance of Religion; and New Technologies for Teaching and Learning.

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Essential Information

3-4 years full time
Up to 7 years part time

Entry requirements
Usually a Masters degree

English Language Requirements


Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees

MPhil / PhD

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year

Part time:
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

Find out more about Fees and Funding

Department website
Centre for Education Studies


Applying to Warwick