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Higher Education Research MPhil/PhD

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  • Research income: £195,803.

  • Current number of academic staff: 14.

  • Recent publications:

    • The function of imagination in learning: theory and case study data from third year undergraduate neuroscience;

    • Using concept mapping to enhance the research interview;

    • A new Conception of Information Literacy for the Digital Learning Environment in Higher Education;

    • Comparing lecturer and student accounts of reading in the humanities;

    • What does "peer" mean in teaching observation for the professional development of higher education lecturers?

  • Current research projects: Funded by the Centre for Distance Learning, Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation in Higher Education, London Deanery and Society for Educational Studies.

Key information

Duration Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four to six years PT.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London



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Course detail


The Institute's research activity explores a wide range of national and international higher education issues. Participants may examine topics of a generic nature such as learning, assessment and quality, higher education policy and issues stemming from teaching and learning in their own academic disciplines.

Course study environment

Regular Institute seminars are held at which students can discuss common academic and research issues.

Postgraduate training

The Institute provides a research methods module.

Head of group/division

Professor Paul Blackmore

Contact for information

Dr Gabriel Reedy, Programme Leader, tel +44 (0)20 7848 3692, fax +44 (0)20 7848 3253.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Minimum of 2:1 degree in an appropriate academic discipline.

Application procedure

Applications should be made using the form in the Institute's prospectus or the electronic version on the website. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

Personal statement and supporting information

No information required.

Course intake

No set number

Application closing date

There is no specific deadline for applications. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note funding applications may be subject to specific deadlines.


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Fees and funding


Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,600 (2016)

Full time tuition fees - Overseas 
£17,000 (2016)

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU
£2,300 (2016)

Part time tuition fees - Overseas

£8,500 (2016)

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

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