PhDs in Education and Society

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Our PhD programme is unique as it is geared to support academics and professionals from different disciplines, especially those who value inter-professional collaboration within the settings of education, social work, and community learning and development.                  

Our PhD students come from all over the world and there is a strong community that you will be able to draw on both academically and non-academically.

We provide Research Methods and Generic Skills Training and students are assigned two supervisors (relevant to the area of your PhD) who meet with you regularly.  Supervision can take place by telephone, email and video conferencing.  Guidance can also be drawn from other relevant members of staff with specific expertise. 

As a PhD student, you will have access to doctoral student office accommodation, high-quality IT facilities, telephones, printing/photocopying, and access to financial support to attend research conferences.

You can study on this programme full or part-time.  Full-time normally takes three years and part-time normally takes five years although there can be some flexibility depending on your circumstances.

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Current PhD opportunities


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