Education PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2018, January 2019 or May 2019

The PhD in Education gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in an area of interest and to hone advanced research skills. You’ll work with faculty who are global in their outlook and experts in their fields.

Our students come from all over the world. For many, the PhD is an important step in advancing a professional career.

Areas of study

We host four research centres:

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a Masters degree and a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

You must show evidence of at least three years work experience in education or a related area. 

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Higher level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

67 overall, including at least 62 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 5 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

If you are applying for a PhD on a self-funding basis, you’ll need to write a research proposal. For more information see our education research guidelines

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at eswpgradmin@sussex.ac.uk

Our supervisors

Prof Kwame Akyeampong

Prof Kwame Akyeampong

Professor Of International Education & Development

Research interests

Educational Assessment, Educational inequalities, Educational policy analysis, Educational Reform, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education Policy, Teaching and Learning

Contact

A.Akyeampong@sussex.ac.uk

View Kwame Akyeampong's profile

Prof Janet Boddy

Prof Janet Boddy

Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies

Research interests

child and youth welfare, cross-national methodology, family studies, narrative methods, Research Ethics, social pedagogy, Social work

Contact

J.M.Boddy@sussex.ac.uk

View Janet Boddy's profile

Dr Emily Danvers

Dr Emily Danvers

Lecturer in Education

Research interests

critical thinking, Educational inequalities, Fair access and widening participation, Feminist theory, Gender Studies, higher education, pedagogy, Sociology of Education

Contact

E.Danvers@sussex.ac.uk

View Emily Danvers's profile

Dr Naureen Durrani

Dr Naureen Durrani

Senior Lecturer in International Education and Development

Research interests

Citizenship and youth, Curriculum and textbooks, Education, Education & peacebuilding, International education & development, Pakistan, pedagogy, South Asia, Teacher Education

Contact

N.Durrani@sussex.ac.uk

View Naureen Durrani's profile

Dr Louise Gazeley

Dr Louise Gazeley

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Educational inequalities, Exclusion from school, Fair access and widening participation, Parental involvement in education, Social class and educational disadvantage, Teacher Education

Contact

L.H.Gazeley@sussex.ac.uk

View Louise Gazeley's profile

Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith

Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith

Senior Lecturer In Higher Education

Research interests

Academic Writing, Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Feminist and qualitative research methods, Gender in Higher Education Work and Families, Pedagogy Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Sociology of Education, Widening participation

Contact

J.T.Hinton-Smith@sussex.ac.uk

View Tamsin Hinton-Smith's profile

Dr Denise Kingston

Senior Lecturer in Education

Research interests

Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education and Care, High quality interactions, professional development, sustained shared thinking (SST), workforce development

Contact

D.Kingston@sussex.ac.uk

View Denise Kingston's profile

Dr Nigel Marshall

Senior Lecturer in Education

Research interests

Developing concepts of gender, International music education, Music and Dementia, Music and early childhood, Music and wellbeing, Music Psychology

Contact

N.A.Marshall@sussex.ac.uk

View Nigel Marshall's profile

Dr Rebecca Webb

Dr Rebecca Webb

Lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education

Research interests

action research, Anthropology and ethnography, Feminist and qualitative research methods, participatory methods

Contact

R.C.Webb@sussex.ac.uk

View Rebecca Webb's profile

Dr Jo Westbrook

Dr Jo Westbrook

Senior Lecturer in Education

Research interests

adolescence in literature, Ethnographic Methods, ethnography, Inclusive education, International education & development, Literature reviews, multilingual literature, qualitative research methods, reading comprehension, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Policy

Contact

jlw24@sussex.ac.uk

View Jo Westbrook's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

Scholarships for this course have yet to be confirmed. Please check back later in the year.

National postgraduate loans

As a PhD student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re a self-funded UK national, aged 59 or under.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: £4,260 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £4,260 per year

Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Councils UK and may be subject to change.

International students: £15,500 per year

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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