Research course


Queen's University Belfast · School of Education

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at

Months of entry


Course content

PhD Studentships
Full-time applicants are asked to select one of the projects below and write a 2000 word proposal to explain how you will undertake research in this field [resident's criteria apply]:

Leadership for inclusion in integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
The rise of the university student consumer.
The role of contact in promoting relationship building through schools in Northern Ireland.

Part-time applicants/full-time applicants who do not meet the resident's criteria may also apply to the PhD programme. Visit our website for advice on proposal writing, the application procedure and details of the School's core research themes.

Department specialisms

Research within the School is organised around four clusters: Children's rights and participation in education Assessment and learning Education in divided societies Effective education The School is also the home of the interdisciplinary research forum on The Child, reflecting the range and breadth of our expertise in research with children.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found at

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Caitlin Donnelly
+44 (0)28 9097 5943
+44 (0)28 9097 5066