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STEM Education Innovation & Global Studies - Research

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 http://www.dcu.ie/registry/postgraduate/faq.shtml#q3

•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 https://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

Duration

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

Assessment
Children's understanding of social, political and environmental concepts
Citizenship Education
Climate Change Education
Computational Thinking
Creativity
Democratic Education and Education for Democracy
Digital Learning
Enquiry Based Learning
Entrepreneurship
Ethics
Game-based/ Gamified / Augmented Learning/Simulation/Virtual Reality
Georgraphy Education
History Education
Human Rights Education
Initial Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary Education
Leadership
Lesson Study
Mathematics Education
Mindfulness
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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