Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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A PhD will allow you to become an expert in a specialist area, and gain high-quality research training that will equip you to undertake other educational research projects.

As a PhD student, you will carry out original research work under the guidance of one or more supervisors.

An initial priority is refining your research plan and establishing a feasible timescale for the project.

During the early part of the PhD programme, you will take various research methods modules to support your research activities.

We award the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on the basis of a thesis in which you present the rationale, methods and findings from your original study.

Research is central to the mission of the School of Education. Colleagues here undertake research in key areas of educational policy and practice, and we place particular emphasis on the relevance of our work to practitioners and policymakers.

Research Students are at the centre of the School's work. We offer supervision in a wide range of research areas across four key Academic Teams.

Please take a closer look at each team's pages to get a sense of the breadth and depth of the research activities of our academic colleagues. We hope you will find a colleague working in a research area close to the one you are interested in exploring further through your doctoral studies.

Shaista ShiraziThe research environment is very supportive. We have PGR coffee mornings at the School of Education where we can meet and chat informally with other students, lecturers and course administrators.

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Split-site Doctor of Philosophy

The Split-Site PhD allows international students to study for a PhD part-time.

The PhD regulations are the same as for the standard PhD but the fees, attendance and manner of supervision varies.

You can find more details and an application form for the Split-site PhD at Research Student Administration. Model C is the relevant model for the School of Education.


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