Full-time: 36 months; Part-time: 60 months

What are the requirements to study for a PhD?

To enrol for a PhD, students must have a first or upper second class Honours degree and a postgraduate Masters degree, preferably with at least 60 credits of Research Methods courses.

The School of Education offers PhD supervision in the following areas:

Visit our staff pages to identify potential supervisors in each area.

PLEASE NOTE:  Only applications submitted through the online system will be considered.

Programme Features

  • A PhD is gained through the submission of a thesis and its viva voce examination

  • The maximum length of a PhD thesis is 100,000 words

  • The thesis must normally be written in English

  • Students are supported through their studies by a team of at least two supervisors with relevant experience

Guidelines for what the Research Proposal should consist of can be found here.

Further information


For more information visit the prospectus or contact soe-research@abdn.ac.uk

Please apply for the PhD programme by clicking here