36-48 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320
International: full time £10,840 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This is a full-time taught professional doctorate that aims to help you achieve a critical and conceptual understanding of the most recent developments in your field, based on a rigorous examination of current research and applied theoretical perspectives. It has a substantial assessed taught element and provides flexibility in the design, length and format of the research-based investigations.
You must complete compulsory modules which include a choice of either applied linguistics in higher education, teaching and learning in higher education or thinking critically about research methodology. You also take specialist option modules from those available on the Master of Education (MEd) programme. After successful completion of the taught modules you will then be allocated two supervisors and proceed to the research stage to undertake a 50,000-word thesis.
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An upper-second-class Honours degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant subject with a grade of at least 60% (or an international equivalent), or via the MEd in Education or MA in Education Research routes.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other sub-skills. TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
To be eligible for doctoral study an applicant must normally possess a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and a Master’s qualification relevant to the subject area.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Degree Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6569
This programme is within the subject area of Education