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Research

Edge Hill University is home to a thriving research culture and offers a range of research degrees, from an MRes programme to PhDs and Professional Doctorates.

Studying a Masters by Research (MRes) degree enables you to gain specialist knowledge in a subject area of interest. This innovative qualification provides a short and intensive research experience, centred on independent study, which is underpinned by the development of research knowledge, as well as skills relevant to the discipline being studied.

Completing an MRes is ideal preparation for studying a PhD or Professional Doctorate where you can make a major and original contribution to knowledge or create knowledge that advances professional practice.

Doctor of Philosophy

PhD

Focus on a research area in depth, receive substantial training in a range of research approaches and write a thesis that will demonstrate your understanding of how to develop a critical academic argument.

Course Length:
3 years, 4.5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (EdD)

Professional Doctorate

Immerse yourself in educational research on a programme for experienced professionals working as educators, enabling you to make an original contribution to knowledge in an area of professional practice.

Course Length:
Typically 5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Emergency Services Management (DESM)

Professional Doctorate

Join a research degree for senior managers from the emergency services (ambulance, police, or fire and rescue) where you will engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue, develop as a researcher and gain skills to apply to professional practice.

Course Length:
4.5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Masters by Research

MRes

Receive substantial training in a range of research approaches, developing an appreciation of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, before completing a research-based dissertation that focuses on a topic in-depth.

Course Length:
1 year, 18 months
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Postgraduate Research Pre-Sessional

Enhance your research knowledge and skills, English language proficiency and academic skills on this course for prospective research students at Edge Hill University whose first language is not English.

Course Length:
4 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Kerry Goodall

The Masters by Research provides an opportunity for any aspiring researcher to develop academic research skills and complete your own research project. The huge bonus is that you also have experienced academics to supervise that project.

Kerry Goodall

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Facilities

Departmental facilities for each subject area are complemented by the University library in the £26m Catalyst building.

The library stocks around 200,000 items, including books, journals, e-resources and multimedia. In addition, you can access PCs, laptops, software and assistive technologies.

Extensive social learning areas and study spaces enable group discussion, quiet work and silent study, with dedicated support available for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

Catalyst

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