Education has an established tradition of innovative development and research and offers supervision within a diverse range of research areas.
The research strategy of the School of Education focusses on Education in Society.
To undertake quality research in education that contributes to, and has an impact on, scholarly knowledge, professional practice, and society, at local, national, and international levels.
To facilitate social change and improve educational practice in a range of contexts and settings.
The PhD programme is an important part of the overall research environment within the School and we welcome applications to the PhD programme from interested individuals. Successful applicants will be joining a rich and vibrant unit that places a great emphasis on collaborative work and the sharing and development of ideas through regular research seminars, conferences and other events. They will particularly benefit from being able to learn from and share ideas with a range of other research students and academics working in related areas. In the application, applicants will be expected to illustrate clearly how they intend to interpret their chosen topic in terms of a clear set of aims and objectives and an appropriate research methodology.
Our research agenda is based around the following three core themes:
Education and ConflictChildren, Young People and Adults: Educating for Inclusion
Teacher Education and Pedagogical Practice
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate person listed for an informal discussion about their ideas before submitting the online application.