Education EdD, Doctor of

2019-20 (also available for 2020-21)

This course is eligible for Doctoral loan funding. Find out more.

Start date

23 September 2019

13 January 2020

Duration

3 years full-time study

Application deadlines

For PGR start date January 2020

29 November 2019

For PGR start date April 2020

11 February 2020

For PGR start date September 2020

02 July 2020

About the research degree

The Doctor of Education is a research degree for experienced educational professionals and is equivalent to the PhD. It differs from the PhD in providing formally assessed research training during the first year. The course recruits from a wide variety of educational contexts and offers a comprehensive programme of study and training in quantitative and qualitative research techniques. One of the strengths of the course is the sense of group cohesion, which is developed in year one.

Research in education

Our research students are supported by research active academic staff. Ongoing research underpins the School’s reputation for developing professionals. A vibrant and dynamic research culture include a seminar series, lectures by external speakers, funded research projects, book publications and journal articles. Our Research Centre and active research groups reflect emergent research areas led by our senior academics.

The School has a designated Research Centre; The Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HUDCRES) and various research groups here. The School of Education and Development has a research environment and was judged by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise to ‘be conducive to producing internationally recognised and internationally excellent research’.

The School of Education and Professional Development offers a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate research students from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. The School has provided opportunities for study at PhD, EdD and Masters level for over twenty years, and many of the graduates from our postgraduate research programmes now occupy senior positions in the education systems of the UK and countries overseas.

Course detail

The four taught modules are completed in the first year of study through attending full day sessions on 13 Saturdays. You would then progress to the research phase.

- Educational Research Theory and Methodology This module provides the theoretical, methodological and conceptual foundation for doctoral level study in educational research. It aims to enable the student to apply this knowledge to critically evaluate the methodological basis of research practices and anticipates the formulation of research questions, outcomes and design for the generation of new knowledge in an area of professional practice as well as its evaluation.

- Developing Research Proposals in Educational Enquiry The module applies the critical understanding developed through the study of the conceptual foundations of research, the principles of design and the evaluation of data collection and analysis techniques to the process of developing a proposal suitable for doctoral level research. Students with the support of action learning sets and a designated supervisor will design, and refine their ideas in order to present a coherent research proposal in a format suitable for submission for approval and scientific review appropriate to the requirements of a professional doctorate in their field. In addition workshops will consider the real world challenges of undertaking ethical research and the standards required for professional research practice.

- Evaluating Research Fields and Designs This module is designed to develop students’ critical appreciation of a specific field of research related to their intended research topic, and to enhance their capacity to evaluate a range of forms of research design. The module will review the traditional evaluative criteria of validity, reliability and representativeness, as well as criteria more specifically suited to the evaluation of qualitative research, such as authenticity and verisimilitude. The applicability of these criteria will be assessed in relation to range of types of design (e.g. Survey-based research; quasi-experimental and action research; ethnographic and phenomenological research; narrative research; critical, critical feminist and critical race research approaches). Specific literatures and research studies will be evaluated in the light of students’ choice of perspective.

- Data Collection and Analysis This module builds upon the understanding of the conceptual foundations of educational research, and on the analysis of research designs, gained in previous modules, and provides an opportunity to acquire and apply techniques of data collection and analysis. The module will address the practical as well as theoretical aspects of data collection and analysis, and provide in-depth experience of the application of relevant computer techniques. There will be an exploration of the range of possibilities in data gathering appropriate to particular types of research question.

Following completion of the final module your work will be dedicated to completing a thesis that should not normally exceed 50,000 words, under the guidance of two research supervisors, involving analysis of data, writing up and a viva voce examination.

Research degrees are also available in this area. A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on the EdD are a Master's degree or an equivalent professional qualification, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

A research proposal of between 750-1000 words (plus bibliography) outlining your area of research interest will be needed as part of your online research degree application. Your concepts will be reviewed to identify supervision providing the expertise and knowledge necessary to guide you through your research. It is understood that the taught modules will influence your research aims and objectives prior to your progression into the research phase.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Why choose Huddersfield?


There are many reasons to choose the University of Huddersfield and here are just five of them:

 

  1. We were named University of the Year by Times Higher Education in 2013.
  2. Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Authority.
  3. Our courses have been accredited by 41 professional bodies.
  4. 94.6% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.
  5. We have world-leading applied research groups in Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

 

What can I research?

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria:

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would critically analyse staff experiences of working in the FE sector in England. It might investigate aspects of staff and student relations, teaching and learning, or the management of change – although there is the potential to focus on other aspects of FE.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

In terms of technological change, academic staff are often required to adapt and adopt their practices to incorporate new technological tools. Examples include electronic marking, social media tools, VLEs, mobile devices. The response of academic staff to these changes vary hugely from the willing early adopters to those who actively resistant.

Theoretical perspectives which may inform this area pf work are notions of liminality (Clegg et al. 2006) and concepts of professional identity (Stronach et al. 2002).

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Using practice architectures as a conceptual lens for studying practices. Collaborative practitioner research. Critical participatory action research.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would examine a range of issues drawn from the following broad areas: the cultural, class and identity factors that contribute to literacy difficulties experienced by adults; the forms of education that are the most empowering; the role of a ‘funds of knowledge’ curriculum in encouraging learning.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Across any key stage and post compulsory settings, how is assessment for learning embedded and what strategies are successful to reduce disengagement?

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic to be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would explore effective blended learning in a range of educational contexts.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Young people's experiences of outdoor play and connection to nature

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Use of video and/or stimulated recall interviews to study teachers' practices

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Students may focus on particular themes/questions: • Social justice and vocational education and training. • The lived experience of teachers and learners in post-secondary education and training • The political economy of the education and training sector • Critical analyses of the policy context within which post-secondary education is placed

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

The successful candidate will contribute to a growing body of work in the School of Education and Professional Development on children and young people's digital literacy and safety online.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Innovative, exploratory research that explores participatory, visual and ethnographic methods.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic to be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would explore effective e-tutoring skills and competences in both blended and online contexts.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This could refer to any of the elements of ECEC: Professionalisation/professional identity of the workforce, Pedagogical approaches and policy, and leadership

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Educational Policy Framing of Muslims: De-Radicalisation, Preventing Violence Extremism. Interdisciplinary study. 

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within this theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

No supervisors found

How to apply

Outline

Youth attributes to extremist ideas and organisations; educational approaches to preventing extremism.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, could be at any level of engagement, school or higher education and might include international delivery.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Wide ranging topic covering anything to do with feminism and informal education

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Ways in which serious games and gamified approaches can impact upon the learning experience and learning outcomes of participants. Use of a range of learning theories, sociologically and critically informed perspectives as theoretical frameworks.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

What does educational alliance mean in the context of higher educational practices and how does the institutional context shape what this means. What are the strengths and limitations of the notion of self-regulated learning in the higher education context? How do students and institutions respond to the challenges of using data to inform our practices? Possible research questions:

How do academic staff engage with and resist technological tools for teaching and learning? A narrative study of practitioners exploring their changing roles, identities and practices.

How does an institution support staff in this process and recognise the emotional work that is involved in being at the vanguard of technological change? A case study approach. What are different strategies that institutions take to promote uptake of technological tools and how do they vary as a result of organisational culture and different in relation to the characteristics of staff? This could be an ethnographic study of organisational culture and its impact on technology adoption.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic title is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within this theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would examine a range of issues drawn from the following broad areas: The impact of different policy conceptualisations of social justice on access to higher education; the impact of class, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality etc, on outcomes.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

The precise details of this research would depend on the specific interests and background of the applicant but would entail a critical analysis of current developments or issues relating to inequalities in access to higher education, particularly those associated with social class.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic title is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within this theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would examine how criterial features can be identified at different CEFR levels.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Mental health issues and how they might affect teaching and learning

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

No supervisors found

How to apply

Outline

Participants make models out of craft materials and /or Lego to deal with abstract and sensitive issues.   Part of research into mental health and also used for reflective practice.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Muslims and State schools- Empirical and Theoretical study on Muslims in State Schools. Sociological Analysis of Muslims in State Schools

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Muslims and State schools- Empirical and Theoretical study on Muslims in State Schools. Sociological Analysis of Muslims in State Schools

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic to be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would explore effective online learning in a range of educational contexts.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This project contributes to a body of work in the sociology of childhood, critically exploring the concept of 'voice' in childhood research. Applications that focus on the development of creative participatory methods with children and young people are encouraged.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Use of a range of platforms that can loosely be categorised as social media applications, and for the purposes of collaborative, rhizomatic, blended, distance and multimedia enhanced teaching and learning activities.  Use of a range of learning theories, sociologically and critically informed perspectives as theoretical frameworks.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Integration of education and care in early childhood education and care (ECEC); value of care; practitioner values and ethical practice

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within this theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Philosophical approaches to education systems past and present.  Alternative education systems within the UK and in other countries. 

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

 How educational policies are understood, experienced and mediated by policy-makers and practitioners.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Professionalisation; power and status, development of professional identity; defining professionalism; teacher/practitioner professional identity in early childhood education and care (ECEC)

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

The use of reflective practice to develop professional values and identity in ECEC; reflective skills as part of a transformative pedagogy for professional education

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

 Critical analysis of how professional identities, norms and practices are constructed, adapted and maintained. This includes notions of performativity,'professional love' and care.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Research that is interested in the agentic power of resistance in relation to education and employment structures.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within this theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name to your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

No supervisors found

How to apply

Outline

Unpacking notion of social justice, theorisations of VET, progressive transformative practices 

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would critically analyse staff experiences of working in the FE sector in England. It might investigate aspects of staff and student relations, teaching and learning, or the management of change – although there is the potential to focus on other aspects of FE.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

 Developing theoretical and empirical understanding of children and childhood. This may involve epistemological, theoretical or conceptual understanding and critical interpretation of children and young people's everyday experiences.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is suitable for those interested in teacher identity, the way that teacher identity shifts according to their context.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

The precise details of this research would depend on the specific interests and background of the applicant but would entail a critical analysis of current developments or issues within the field of teacher education for the sector, including but not limited to teacher identity and professional learning, professionalism, performativity and policy.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Teacher educators' practices, trainee teachers' experiences of FEITE, trainee teachers' practices during their ITE

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Neil Selwyn (2016) has written about the way that technology changes what teachers do and how we do it. For instance how much is technology used to monitor teacher’s performance, standardise our judgements and lead to a deprofessionalisation? How does it change the expectation to be always available to our students and to our managers? Selwyn’s analysis could be used to inform a critical investigation into the lived experiences of teachers. This area focuses on academic staff development and their response to change. The interrelation between the institutional context and the individual, considering notions of performativity and the policy context are all areas that may be of interest.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Operation of the Prevent strategy; Prevent's impacts within educational sectors; the contribution of education to preventing terrorism.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would critically analyse staff experiences of working in the FE sector in England. It might investigate aspects of staff and student relations, teaching and learning, or the management of change – although there is the potential to focus on other aspects of FE.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Wide ranging topic covering history and development of youth work in informal education

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would examine a range of policies in education (e.g. in relation to teacher recruitment; principal development) and how these influence/ impact the practice of school leadership.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Ethnographic studies, pedagogic analyses of teacher/learner/managerial practices 

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Analyses of policy, skill, the economy and waged labour and its relationship to VET, post secondary education

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic is generic and allows you to identify research that may fit within the theme. You can contact the academic direct to talk through your initial idea, or if your final research proposal remains within this category then please do add the name of the academic to the your application and we can contact them for review.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Wellbeing support and strategies across all key stages and into Further and Higher education.  

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would examine a range of issues drawn from the following broad areas: The role of staff and peer relationships in promoting retention, the impact of different policy conceptualisations of social justice on access to higher education; the impact of class, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality etc, on outcomes.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

Youth experiences of ethnic tensions and segregation; policy and practice approaches to challenge segregation and to promote cohesion.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

How to apply

Outline

This topic, which would be defined in detail in dialogue with the potential candidate, would critically analyse staff experiences of working in the FE sector in England. It might investigate aspects of staff and student relations, teaching and learning, or the management of change – although there is the potential to focus on other aspects of FE.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

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Outline

The topic aims to explore ways in which the cultural outlooks, held by young people from Roma communities, have an impact on their attitudes to education. It also seeks to identify the extent to which detached youth work methods have potential to play a part in altering attitudes.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

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Outline

The precise details of this research would depend on the specific interests and background of the applicant but would entail a critical analysis of current developments or issues within the field of youth transitions to adulthood, with particular reference to inequalities relating to social class. This could include research into the specific issue of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) but could alternatively deal with the role of education in youth transitions more broadly.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

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Outline

Anything concerning youth work, innovations and practices

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

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Outline

Youth perceptions of the ethnic/faith/local identities of 'self' and 'others'; youth experiences of multiculturalism and 'difference'.

Funding

There is no external funding currently available.

Deadline

Our standard University deadlines apply. Please see our Deadlines for Applications page to find out more.

Supervisors

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You will be taught by staff who actively engage in research and publication, at the cutting edge of their various specialisms.

To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills webpages, where you will find information on each research area. To find out about our staff visit ‘Our experts’ which features profiles of all our academic staff.

Research Enviroment

We provide a supportive and vibrant research environment for postgraduate researchers (PGRs). Researchers at all levels are encouraged to contribute and collaborate. The Graduate School ensures that postgraduate research is of the highest quality and equips you with the resources that you need to become a successful researcher.

We have an exciting and comprehensive Researcher Skills Development Programme available to all postgraduate researchers. This enables you to broaden your knowledge and access tools and skills which can significantly improve employability. The programme is also mapped onto Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF), allowing you to benefit from Vitae support as well as our own Programme.

We offer skills training through a programme designed to take advantage of technology platforms as well as face-to-face workshops and courses. The University has subscribed to Epigeum, a programme of on-line research training support designed and managed by staff at Imperial College London which will be accessed via Brightspace, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. We also subscribe to the University of East Anglia webinar series and The Good Doctorate video training series. We are part of the North West and Yorkshire PGR Training Group that allows PGRs to attend relevant training opportunities at other nearby universities.

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

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