Adult Education and Lifelong Learning at University of Warwick - UCAS

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Course summary

The PhD in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning allows you to select a topic of your choice linked to our expertise within adult education and lifelong learning. Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) provides a rich, transdisciplinary academic environment with supported by a dedicated team including supervision and personal tutoring. This PhD provides an opportunity to undertake in-depth research within the broad field of adult education and lifelong learning. Adult education and lifelong learning encompass a wide range of learning situations from informal through to formal education and the workplace. We provide a pleasant PhD study room and dedicated personal tutor support in addition to the supervisory team. A combined staff and student seminar programme provides a collegiate forum for sharing and discussing current topics and ideas. Research themes for this PhD can include:

  • Lifelong learning in any context including workplace, community, and formal education, plus informal learning in the family or elsewhere
  • Lifelong learning at any age including childhood, young adulthood, mid-life, and/or later years
  • Lifelong learning as it relates to career development work, coaching, counselling, early childhod practice, psychotherapy, social work, and/or social policy
  • Theories of learning
  • Professional and vocational education
  • Popular and radical education
  • Issues of culture, class, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual identity, and/or disability
  • Access to learning, retention, and drop-out
  • Transitions, learner identity, and career development
  • Transformative learning
  • Motivations to learning
The above is not an exclusive list of research areas and you are free to propose additional topics or themes. This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or a good Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Supported by a good research proposal (2500 words). **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following: Band B IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning at University of Warwick - UCAS