STEM Education Innovation & Global Studies - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a postgraduate research degree, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to 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.

I.PhD applicants should hold a masters degree by research from a recognised university.

II.Applicants who do not hold a postgraduate research qualification e.g. Masters by Research (or equivalent) are only eligible to register on the 'PhD-track register' which is stage 1 of the PhD programme. On successful completion of the transfer process (report and interview within 21 months of their start date) a student on the 'PhD-track register' will be transferred to the 'PhD register' with effect from their original start date in the university. Students who do not successfully complete the transfer may be eligible to graduate with a Masters at this stage.

III.For those interested in applying for a Masters degree by research, an honours primary degree is necessary (preferably at least 2:1) in the discipline in which they intend to undertake the research.

It may also be possible to move from the Masters register to the PhD register on successful completion of a transfer process, as outlined above, if the student made sufficient progress.


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)
DCE67 MEd STEM Education Innovation & Global Studies (Full-Time)
DCE68 MEd STEM Education Innovation & Global Studies (Part-Time)

Research areas

Research Interests and Expertise

Research Area

Children's understanding of social, political and environmental concepts
Citizenship Education
Climate Change Education
Computational Thinking
Democratic Education and Education for Democracy
Digital Learning
Enquiry Based Learning
Game-based/ Gamified / Augmented Learning/Simulation/Virtual Reality
Georgraphy Education
History Education
Human Rights Education
Initial Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary Education
Lesson Study
Mathematics Education
Outdoor Education
Pedagogy and Curriculum
Place Based Education
Practitioner Research
Research Methods
Science Education
STEM Education
Sustainability Education
Teacher Education / Professional Development
Workplace Learning

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