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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

You must present a thesis, a maximum of 60,000 words, embodying the results of your advanced study and research. The thesis must satisfy the examiners regarding knowledge of the general field of scholarship to which the subject belongs. A verbal examination occurs at the discretion of the examiners.


Entry requirements

Masters in a relevant discipline and 2:1 (or international equivalent); plus two years of relevant professional experience. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/fees
Education PhD/MPhil at University of Nottingham - UCAS