Language Literacy & Early Childhood Education - Research
To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.
PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.
PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.
Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.
English Language Requirements can be reviewed at:
Applicants are assessed and ranked based on their performance at university, and the details provided on their application. Candidates may be called for interview and/or assessed on the basis of written work/proposed area of research.
DCE28 PhD Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time)
DCE29 PhD Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE30 MA Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time)
DCE31 MA Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE32 PhD-track Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time) DCE33 PhD-track Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE63 MEd Language, Literature & Early Childhood Education (Full-Time)
DCE64 MEd Language, Literature & Early Childhood Education (Part-Time)
Research Interests and Expertise
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Communities of Practice
Early Childhood Education
Education Disadvantage / Equality
Initial Teacher Education
Inquiry Based Learning
Language Acquisition & Learning
Leadership Mathias Urban
Online Reading Comprehension and Internet Inquiry
Pedagogy and Curriculum
Teacher Education / Professional Development
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