University of Leicester invites applications for a funded PhD studentship in Education. The studentship is available for part-time registration and is payable as a partial UK/EU tuition fee waiver worth half of the part-time fee. The PhD studentship is open to international and UK/EU students who wish to commence studies in September 2014.

The fee waiver is payable pro rata over five years, the successful applicant will also receive a research training support grant.
Research Areas
This studentship is open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of education research that can be supervised by our academic staff – including:

  • educational leadership, learning, and change
  • teaching and learning
  • education for social justice
  • mathematics and science education
  • language teaching, learning, and use

Search our staff supervision interests.
Supervisors will be agreed subject to the research project to be undertaken.

  • First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject*
  • It is expected that applicants will also hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject*
  • Sufficient professional experience to undertake the proposed research – i.e., an appropriate background in research or are deemed capable on the basis of academic qualifications, professional experience, and supporting references
  • Standard English language requirements (IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each component; or TOEFL internet-based 90/120 minimum)
  • Available to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants – please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only; international applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates
  • Available for part-time registration only
  • Under UK immigration laws, student visas are not issued for part-time programmes; international applicants would be expected to remain based in their normal country of residence

How to apply

  • Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
  • Prepare your supporting documents
  • Submit your online application or apply by post
  • The studentship will remain open until filled – so early application is strongly encouraged
  • Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered
  • In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for the October 2014 Doctor of Education Studentship (Ref. EdD)

Deadline: Application are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply early to increase your chances of success.

Click here to apply online. 
Click here for step-by-step guide to apply for admission