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Research degree routes of study

As as PGR, your time will be primarily spent conducting research. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to help you design and conduct your research project, evaluate the research, and disseminate your results. In doing so, you will develop a range of transferable skills which can help you with further research within or outside academia, including critical thinking, project management, time management and presentation.

Before you apply

Entry requirements

How to identify a potential prospective supervisor

Application deadlines

What is required at the point of application – MRes and PhD applications

What is required at the point of application – Professional Doctorate applications

When will you start?

How much time do you need to devote as a PGR?


What is the Graduate School looking for?

The research proposal

Additional proposal application guidance for EdD applicants

Application process

The interview

Should you be successful in attaining a research degree place with the Graduate School, you will undertake programme of sessions to help your development as a researcher throughout your time at Edge Hill.

You will work with your supervisors to conduct a learning and skills needs analysis at the start of your programme of research. This will help you tailor some of the training and development activities you undertake during your time here. PhD and professional doctorate students will repeat this analysis annually.

Core sessions

Methodological sessions

Weekend and summer schools

Programme of related studies

Subject-specific training

Self-funded PGR applicants

Home applicants (UK & EU)

Tuition fees for PhD, professional doctorate and MRes can be found on the University’s money matters webpages. Please select ‘postgraduate courses’ and ‘tuition fees’ to view this information.

International PGR applicants (non-EU)

Tuition fees information can be found on the International Office webpages.

Please note: part-time study is subject to certain visa restrictions. Please contact the International Office to check whether the University can sponsor your visa.

How to pay fees

Tuition fees can usually be paid in full on enrolment or in three equal instalments throughout the year. No charge is added for using a credit card.

Please note, if you have outstanding debts of any kind to Edge Hill University you should contact the Finance Department to arrange a formal repayment agreement before applying.


Edge Hill University advertises one type of studentship throughout the year:

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Current studentships

Any studentship opportunities are advertised on the Graduate School’s opportunity pages.

GTAs are normally advertised around December – January each year. Applications (when available) can be made through the University’s jobs webpage.

How to apply

Visit our e-prospectus to see courses available.

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