UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The PhD programme provides a route for you carry out a piece of research that will make a distinctive contribution to knowledge of education, culture and communication. You will work closely with your supervisor(s) to develop your project, supported by a flexible programme of methodology courses and a strong research community of staff and doctoral is programme is available to study both face-to-face and online. The Department of Culture, Communication and Media has innovative, research-active staff able to supervise postgraduate research in the following areas: applied linguistics; art, design and museology; music education; English education, social semiotics and multimodality; media education; learning with digital technologies; teacher professional development; and psychosocial studies. IOE doctoral graduates in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media progress to careers in university teaching, educational research, policy and curriculum development, as well as creative arts education.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6,960 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6,960 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £16,490 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £3,475 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £3,475 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £8,260 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification. The majority of our successful applicants also hold a Master's degree with Merit (or equivalent), and would have relevant experience.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?distinction? in all components; overall mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 75% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7.5
  • TOEFL score: 109