Education at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Researchers in the School of Education are committed to investigating and advancing social justice within and through education. You will undertake your doctoral study in a supportive international and interdisciplinary research community. The school has over 200 years of experience in educational research and draws researchers and teachers whose work addresses current issues affecting educational practitioners, theory, institutions and systems. Our researchers have strong relationships with local and international organisations, and you will work with two supervisors who share interest in your field.   Education research areas include:

  • literacies and literacy practices
  • education for human flourishing
  • education and international politics and development
  • education and social justice
  • higher, adult and vocational education
  • language education
  • informal and non-formal education
  • learning sciences
  • learning through the arts, creative pedagogies and science
  • mathematics education
  • school leadership and improvement
  • teachers' work, professionalism and education policy
Entry to our postgraduate research programme is competitive and having a strong research proposal is therefore very important.

Assessment method

PhD students must submit and verbally defend a thesis (maximum 100,000 words), demonstrating to the examiners' satisfaction a knowledgeable and original contribution to the field(s) of scholarship and research. MPhil students must submit a thesis (maximum 60,000 words), presenting the results of their scholarship and research. The thesis must demonstrate to the examiners' satisfaction advanced knowledge in the field(s) of scholarship and research. In some cases, examiners may require a verbal examination of the thesis.

Entry requirements

Masters in a relevant discipline and 2:1 (or international equivalent) IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

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Education at University of Nottingham - UCAS