MPhil/PhD Programme

We can supervise MPhils and PhDs in the fields of adult education and lifelong learning, and popular culture and spirituality/religion.

Programme Outline

The Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning offers a MPhil/PhD programme for students undertaking research in the fields of:

  • Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Popular Culture and Spirituality/Religion

You may apply for full-time or part-time registration.

For more information about the programme, please see the links below:

Next Steps

We are happy to receive informal enquiries and ideas about potential research topics. To discuss your topic of interest and your research proposal, please contact one of our potential PhD supervisors, Professor Clive Marsh or Dr Nalita James.

Please note, researchers from other University of Leicester departments may act as co-supervisors, or second supervisors depending on the specific project.

You can apply online once your research proposal has been agreed.

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MPhil/PhD Enquiries

Please address MPhil/PhD enquiries to:

PhD Main Supervisors

Adult Education and
Lifelong Learning

Popular Culture &

Postgraduate Tutor

Professor Sue Wheeler

Key Facts

Course Location:

MPhil: 50,000 words
PhD: 80,000 words

Registration Period:
Full-time: 1-2 years
Part-time: 2-4 years
Full-time: 3-4 years
Part-time: 4-7 years

Registration Fees:
For details of Home, EU and International fees, click here

Entry Requirements:
For details, click here

Funding Your Studies:
For studentship and funding opportunities, click here

Full-time registrants must be resident in the Leicester area during their period of registration