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PhD
A student undertaking the Traditional PhD programme in the School of Education undertakes a focused doctoral project aimed at making an original and publishable contribution to knowledge. The Traditional PhD programme can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The programme facilitates engagement in educational research linked to the School of Education's research priorities. The School's research clusters (1. Diversity and Inclusion in Education, and 2. Technology-enhanced Learning) comprise the following core themes: widening participation in higher education, diversity in initial teacher education, special educational needs, gender and education, school leadership, mobile technologies in education, science education, and mathematics education. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified candidates whose proposals align with the School's current research projects linked to these themes.

PhD students in the School of Education also benefit from seminars and workshops designed for doctoral students in Education; these sessions are available to both full-time and part-time students. All PhD students work with a supervisor and have the support of a Graduate Research Committee (GRC).

MLitt
The MLitt facilitates engagement in educational research linked to the School of Education's research priorities. The School's research clusters (1. Diversity and Inclusion in Education, and 2. Technology-enhanced Learning) comprise the following core themes: widening participation in higher education, diversity in initial teacher education, special educational needs, gender and education, school leadership, mobile technologies in education, science education, and mathematics education. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified candidates whose proposals align with the School's current research projects linked to these themes.

MLitt students in the School of Education work with an individual supervisor and also benefit from seminars and workshops designed for research students in Education. These sessions are available to both full-time and part-time students.

Entry requirements

PhD and MLitt: Applicants will normally have a qualification at Master's level (level 9, or equivalent international qualification) in education or a cognate area or, at minimum, a 2.1 in a primary honours degree (or equivalent international qualification). Admission to the Structured PhD is at the discretion of the School of Education Research Committee and the potential supervisor.

Completed applications are reviewed by the School of Education Research Committee.

We welcome applications from individuals whose proposals are directly aligned with our research priorities. The School of Education's two core Research Clusters are: 1) Diversity and Inclusion in Education and, 2) Technology-Enhanced Learning. Further information on the clusters is available here. Please consult these pages, and individual academic staff research profiles, in preparation for making an application to ascertain if your research topic is aligned with research expertise and priorities in the School.

Supplementary documentation is required to support your application: please visit this website for full details.

Duration

Course Code: PhD (full-time), 1PA1; PhD (part-time), 1PA2 MLitt (full-time), 1LT1; MLitt (part-time), 1LT2

PhD (Education), full-time; PhD (Education), part-time
MLitt (Education), full-time; MLitt (Education), part-time

Further enquiries

Dr. Elaine Keane
Director, Doctoral Studies
School of Education
T +353 91 493032
E elaine.keane@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/elainekeane/

Research areas

Current research projects–

1.Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE)
2.Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies (DEIMP)
3.Animated Language Learning (ALL) project for SENs

Research Areas

Academic staff in the School of Education are currently engaged in a wide range of educational research based within two clusters:

1.Diversity and Inclusion in Education, and
2.Technology-enhanced Learning

Core themes within these clusters include: widening participation in higher education, diversity in initial teacher education, special educational needs, gender and education, school leadership, mobile technologies in education, science education, and mathematics education.

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