Post Graduate Education in EHS

This structured PhD programme can be taken full time over 4-years although students can take the programme on a part-time basis also.

The Structured Masters by Research programme is designed to develop students’ research skills through a high-quality programme of supported and structured learning. Core taught modules will introduce the student to the postgraduate academic community and support the student in conducting high quality, ethical research. The students will also select a number of research and specialist modules from across the university which meets their learning needs and interests. A personal academic supervisor will guide the student in selecting the most appropriate modules. An original research thesis must be completed as part of the programme

Information about fees is available on the Graduate School website.  Financial support is often available for new students wishing to register on one of the structured PhD programmes in EHS. International non-EU fee waivers are available.

Applications Process document

All entrants to the research register for Doctoral education in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences are considered to be on a structured PhD (sPhD) programme. In exceptional circumstances, applicants may request exemption from the sPhD and request enrollment on a traditional programme.  

EHS Postgraduate Progression Review Process

An annual progression review meeting is conducted with all postgraduate research students. The aim of the annual review of all sPhD, PhD and MRes students is to facilitate the support of research students, formalise monitoring and management of student progress, provide space to reflect on how PhD/MRes supervision is going, promote research excellence and generally champion graduate research. This process helps to ensure successful completion of the research degree within the prescribed period. All progression reviews will take place during the autumn term each academic year.