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Course summary

Our Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) is active in a wide range of research in education policy and practice, and engages in education research across all age phases, from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary Schools, to FE and Post-16, Higher Education and lifelong learning. What's covered in this course?

  • Research students in Education will join a thriving research community and be part of one of the University’s Research Centres of Excellence.
  • We offer supervision for study either part-time or full-time towards a PhD degree.
  • If you are accepted for a PhD, there is a University-wide taught course in research methodologies, and you will be assigned to a director of studies, and at least one second supervisor will also be appointed.
  • You will have access to a dedicated research room for postgraduate researchers
  • You’re encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences and events


Entry requirements

Before you submit an application, you will be invited to one or more informal discussions with the director of research and potential supervisors. Only if the outcome is positive are you are invited to submit a formal application. Applications for research degrees are assessed on the following criteria: that the proposed research seems likely to satisfy the academic requirements of a research degree; that the proposed research is feasible in practical terms; that you seem likely to be able to cope with the academic demands of a research degree; that the Faculty is able to provide the appropriate supervisory expertise and resources. Once assessed, you will be either invited to a formal enrolment interview or asked to revise your application and resubmit it.


Fees and funding

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