The Structured PhD in Education is a four-year, full-time programme. The School of Education invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the Schools 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: http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/research/themes_projects.html
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 students 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.