UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers world-leading doctoral programmes in education and related social sciences. Our PhD students undertake research projects, working closely with their supervisors to develop each stage of their research, and undertake a tailored programme of training courses and is programme is available to study both face-to-face and online. Full time PhD students are required to fulfil 20 units of training activity in their first year, and are encouraged to fulfil the same in their subsequent years of study. This training can be selected from the IOE Research Training Programme, each unit being worth approximately one hour of face-to-face training, or an online equivalent. Part time students fulfil 10 hours of training activity a year. Students may take additional training courses from the Programme, as relevant to their research and/or as agreed with their supervisor. Department of Education, Practice and Society doctoral graduates progress to careers in education, university teaching, educational research, and policy and curriculum development. They can be found in almost every occupational field, and there are a wide variety of career paths.

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 a minimum requirement is 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