STEM Education & Global Studies - Research

The School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies at DCU as part of the DCU, Institute of Education contributes to a diverse range of taught and research programmes. The school provides and encourages opportunities for students to adopt a global and social perspective on issues related their studies. The school works collaboratively with schools, the further education and training sector, communities, industry and other stakeholders to effect societal change. We promote leadership, innovation and creativity. At the heart of our endeavours is a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and research, creating a positive and supportive educational environment for staff and students alike.

Core aspects of the school include:

•Creativity and Entrepreneurship
•Digital Learning Education
•Education for Sustainability
•Geography Education
•Global Citizenship Education
•History Education
•Human Rights Education
•Leadership Education
•Mathematics Education
•Science Education
•Outdoor Learning

Entry requirements

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. See

•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


DCE40 PhD STEM Education & Global Studies (Full-Time)
DCE41 PhD STEM Education & Global Studies (Part-Time)
DCE42 MA STEM Education & Global Studies (Full-Time)
DCE43 MA STEM Education & Global Studies (Part-Time)
DCE44 PhD-track STEM Education & Global Studies (Full-Time) DCE45 PhD-track STEM Education & Global Studies (Part-Time)

Research areas

Research Interests and Expertise

Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Digital Learning Education
Education for Sustainability
Geography Education
Global Citizenship Education
History Education
Human Rights Education
Leadership Education
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Outdoor Learning
Teacher Education

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