Research course

Education

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Education
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

  • A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or its international equivalent).
  • A relevant master's degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in both the taught course units and your dissertation (or international equivalent of 60%).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research in education has to be able to make a difference.

PhD Education will allow you to conduct world-changing research that addresses key issues in social justice and enables evidence-informed educational change.

The Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) builds upon a long-standing reputation for excellence in educational research and teaching with a tradition stretching back to 1890, when education was first established as a focus for study within The University of Manchester. We are one of the largest graduate educational research communities in the UK, with a rich diversity of opportunity for our postgraduate research students.

The MIE approach to research is distinctive; through a focus on equity and practice, we make a significant contribution to the University's goal of social responsibility.

Our aim is to ensure that our educational and allied research is at the cutting-edge of theory and practice, and that it contributes to improvements in the overall wellbeing of students, their families and communities throughout the world.

Productive partnerships with policy-makers and practitioners have also been developed in order to interplay ideas, evidence and strategy. Manchester Institute of Education research themes include:

  • Critical Education Policy and Leadership (CEPaL);
  • Critical Pedagogies and Maths Education (CPME);
  • Disadvantage and Poverty (DP);
  • Education and Psychology (EP).

As a PhD student, you will join a vibrant and dynamic group of people with diverse backgrounds, interests and world views, and gain the opportunity to work with leading experts who have a broad range of experience and knowledge in the respective fields. There will also be many opportunities for you to become involved in ongoing research projects.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Environment, Education and Development
Email
pg-education@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0807