Education (PhD)

2019-20

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

Start date

23 September 2019

13 January 2020

6 April 2020

Duration

The maximum duration for a part-time PhD is 6 years (72 months) with an optional submission pending (writing up period) of 12 months.

If studying on a part-time basis, you must establish close links with the University and spend normally not less than an average of 10 working days per year in the university, excluding participation in activities associated with enrolment, re-registration and progression monitoring. You are also expected to dedicate 17.5 hours per week to the research.

Sometimes it may be possible to mix periods of both full-time and part-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

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. A PhD thesis makes an original contribution to knowledge. You will identify a research project and your thesis will be a substantial and unique piece of work. Your programme of work will include participating in conferences and seminars. You will attend relevant aspects of postgraduate courses and may engage in guided reading or a combination of study methods.

You will be supervised by a team of up to 3 members including a main supervisor who will advise and support you throughout your project. At the end of a 3-year full-time or six year part-time period of research and writing, you will submit a thesis which will be up to 80,000 words long. You will have developed a range of personal and professional transferrable skills which will be invaluable in your future career.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

  • Master's degree or an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

As a PhD applicant you will need to submit an online application direct to the University and this should contain a provisional research proposal of between 1500-2000 words (plus bibliography). This should include key criteria that will enable the selector to evaluate the scope and importance of your project and to assist with identifying academic supervision with the necessary expertise and knowledge to supervise you and guide you through your research degree.

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.

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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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 means 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

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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 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

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.

Supervisors

How to apply

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.

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 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.

Supervisors

How to apply

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

How to apply

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

How to apply

The main topic areas that can be supervised in the subject area are:


• Policy
• Professional Identities
• Pedagogies

Recent research topics have reflected these groups and include:
• The expectations and experiences of working-class law students at a 'new' university.
• Engaging with learning within the UK HE context: A narrative inquiry of international student experience.
• Postgraduate Study: The Expectations of Students and Course Leaders.
• Problem-based learning in Islamic education in the formal curriculum: A case study of secondary girls' education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
• The best use of technology to support the learning of part time undergraduates.
• Exploring the Attitudes and Perceptions of Head-Teachers relating to Physical Risky-Play in Four to Eight Year-olds in Three State Primary Schools in Northern England.
• Marginalisation and the white working class: an ethnographic study of NEET young men in a northern inner-city.
• The Impact of primary teachers' pedagogical knowledge and autonomy on the teaching of early reading.
• It's not as straightforward as it sounds. An Action Research Study of a Team of Further Education-Based Teacher Educators and their use of Modelling during a Period of De-Regulation and Austerity.
• An investigation into how to build an effective learning environment for secondary school leaders and managers.
• Problems faced by Libyan Learners of English.
• Youth work's contribution to provision for young people with mental health issues in the borough of Bury, Greater Manchester.
• The impact of a Forest School approach to support children's learning and development.

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.

You will need to complete a research proposal outlining your areas of interest and there is guidance for PhD applicants. When this is submitted along with your research degree application form we will look for the academics within the University who have the expertise and knowledge to supervise you and guide you through your research degree.

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.

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