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Education Research Opportunities

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Listed below are the three broad areas of research and related topics that reflect the School of Education’s research strengths and expertise.

Children, Schools & Families

  • Child and family wellbeing and development
  • Education policy, pedagogy, governance, and ethics
  • Innovations and alternatives in (early) education
  • Children’s and young people’s voice, agency, rights, and aspirations
  • Educational leadership
  • Parental rights and critical perspectives on construction of parenting

Ethics and Social Justice

  • Epistemic injustice, inequalities, and social justice
  • Values and character education

Higher Education Policy and Practice

  • Higher education policies
  • Management and leadership
  • Learning and teaching
  • Student experience
  • Academic identities and mobilities
  • Academic practice and Professional learning

Applications for research projects related to these are welcomed. We particularly encourage projects that are interdisciplinary in scope, and that will draw on expertise both from Education and from other Schools and Departments across the University. 

Applications to our Professional Doctorate in Education are accepted by May each year for October entry. Course details can be found here.

Applications are welcome for our focussed and interdisciplinary Masters degree programmes informed by the research specialism of our tutors as outlined above. Details of the suite of Masters programmes that we offer within the School of Education can be found here, under the postgraduate degrees tab. You may also be eligible for a non-means tested loan for undertaking taught Masters programmes. Further details of the fees, loans and application process can be found here and here