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Education - Structured

Course overview
The Structured PhD in Education is a four-year, full-time programme.

The credit rating of the dissertation amounts to 290 ECTS within an overall framework of 360 ECTS spread over 4 years. 70 ECTS will be allocated to modules, thus allowing for each student's course to be tailored to the research needs of her/his dissertation topic and to a menu of available modules. Chosen modules must encompass weightings of 40 ECTS from discipline- or dissertation-specific activities and 30 ECTS weighted courses taken from a menu of transferable/generic skills.

Entry requirements

Candidates would normally have obtained a qualification in an area related to Education to at least Upper Second Class Honours level (or equivalent international qualification).


4 years (full-time)

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Research areas

Areas of interest
The School of Education invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the School's five research themes: Initial and professional teacher education, Educational leadership, Socio-cultural issues in education, Civic engagement and community engaged research, and Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM). For further information see:

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