Integrated PhD in Education
You register from the beginning of the Integrated PhD as an MPhil student and follow the research training programme and other subject specific units. The upgrading process to the PhD takes place during year three. It is possible to join the integrated PhD programme at the start of year 2 if you have successfully completed another relevant Masters degree that provides you with the appropriate skills.
Over the course of the programme, you will acquire research methodology, skills and understanding in a range of research approaches. You will develop and extend your specialist subject knowledge. You will also gain transferable skills designed to broaden your professional skills and knowledge and enable you to critically apply these in developing your own professional role and context.
Structure & Assessment:
The Integrated PhD consists of taught modules plus workshops taken by all students and delivered by a team of educational specialists. The research training programme covers all practical and theoretical aspects in conducting educational research.
Your Research supervision will begin at the start of the programme and you will be assigned a supervisor appropriate for your subject specialism who you will meet regularly with on a one to one basis. They will be involved in all aspects of your work: in particular, in the planning and carrying out of your research project and production of your thesis.
A variety of approaches will be used to assist your learning. These may involve lectures, seminars, workshops, student presentations, observation, reading tasks, group work and data collection and field work exercises.
For most modules, work will be assessed by a written assignment.
Your compulsory units will include Research Skills and Processes, Data Collection, Philosophical Issues in Educational Research, Data Analysis, Quantitative Methods and Statistical Processes, and Communicating and Disseminating to Different Audiences
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better