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City, University of London

London , England ,United Kingdom

Professional Education PhD / MPhil

We have developed this programme for those of you who would like to explore an area of professional education in detail and contribute to the development of knowledge and practice in your chosen area. We focus on Higher Education only.
You might undertake this through empirical research or through drawing together your publications in the field to develop an analytical account of your unique contribution.

Learning Enhancement and Development
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) exists to support students and staff in the creation and realisation of the best possible educational experience. The department is a central service, an academic department and has a research active team. It plays a vital role in managing the change associated with improving the educational culture at City.

The University strategy is that by 2016 the University will “excel amongst our peers in the quality of educational experience offered to our students”.  For LEaD, our vision, to achieve this, is that we will create a University culture whereby educational excellence is of equal value to research. We see “education” as encompassing a curriculum model in the broadest sense (both content, delivery and support) and covering the full student lifecycle and experience. “Excellence” is the fostering of talent to achieve the best outcomes through practice.   An excellent educational experience is the natural outcome of a University culture where staff and students are supported to learn collaboratively and inspired to create new learning opportunities.

We aim to:

  • Support programme design and delivery that is inclusive, flexible, creative and innovative
  • Provide professional development to support excellence in educational practice
  • Support Students to achieve maximum potential
  • Undertake research and scholarly activity to underpin the department’s work and promote leading edge academic practice
  • Communicate about our work and collaborate with others to achieve our aims and support the enhancement of education.

The Directorate has a range of staff who work across five teams to facilitate all this activity and they include the academic team, the educational technology team, the learning development support team, the student counselling and mental health well-being team and learning success.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 48000 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 12006 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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