36 months
18660 GBP/year
7580 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This MPhil/PhD Education, Practice and Society programme offered at the University College London (UCL) is available to study both face-to-face and online.The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers world-leading doctoral programmes in education and related social sciences.


Our MPhil/PhD Education, Practice and Society programme at the University College London (UCL) 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 activities.

The Department of Education, Practice and Society is one of the largest at the IOE, with research-active staff specialising in a wide range of areas described above.

Within the department, there is also a wide range of country expertise that includes Africa (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda), Asia (including Central, East, South and Southeast Asia), Europe, South America (e.g. Brazil, Peru), and the US.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Education
  • Education Policy Borrowing
  • Education, democracy and diversity
  • Education and Wellbeing
  • Further Education, Post-14 Education
  • Post-Compulsory Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Global Youth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed, or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank) outside the UK. 
  • The majority of our successful applicants hold a Merit at Master’s level, and may have additional relevant experience. Students without a Master’s degree who have completed the UCL PGDip in Social Science Research Methods, obtaining a grade B or above in any two or more modules, may also be considered for admission to this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18660 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7580 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time

  • UK: £3,790
  • International: £9,370

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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