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Education, MPhil

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Education, MPhil - at Newcastle University

We have expert supervision available in a wide variety of education subjects. Our research areas range from early year's policy through to internationalisation in higher education.

We offer expert supervision in the following research areas:

  • early year's policy with a focus on language and communication
  • social justice in education
  • gifted and talented children in Africa, India and the UK
  • education in popular culture
  • early literacy
  • technology enhanced learning, including language learning
  • learning to teach languages
  • counselling and wellbeing in children and adults
  • the physical leaning environment
  • teaching and learning in Higher Education
  • internationalisation in Higher Education

Our supervisors' current research interests, projects and publications are available from our staff profiles. Most of our staff have professional experience in teaching, speech and language therapy or English language teaching before entering academia. You should contact Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, or a member of our staff as a potential supervisor before applying. You will need to submit a short research proposal (1000 words max).

Delivery

You will study in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. This is a diverse School with a high number of international students.

During your studies you will have regular meetings with your supervisory team. This is supported by email and Skype.

Your attendance on campus is flexible to accommodate your field work or data collection.

Many of our students already have well-developed professional careers. They use their professional experience to frame their research questions, connecting theory and practice. Part time study is available for those who want to study whilst working in the UK.

Our cross-disciplinary seminars include education, speech and language sciences and applied linguistics. In attending seminars you will engage with staff and students from around the world.

There is an annual competition for funded studentships through the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. You should contact us to discuss supervision opportunities before applying for a studentship. 

Our links with research centres and institutes provide opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary seminars and interest groups. Our most important connections are with:

  • Centre for Research in Learning and Teaching
  • Institute for Health and Society
  • Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies

Facilities

You will have access to two postgraduate research student study rooms, the largest of which has recently been upgraded with additional workstations and soft seating area, and our Resource Centre.

We have three on-site clinics:

  • the Tavistock North East Aphasia Centre
  • The Literacy Clinic
  • The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Clinic

Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/education-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in a relevant subject.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry:Not accepted    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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