Research course

Community Learning and Development

University of Dundee · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Great emphasis is given to research in the School of Education, Social Work & Community Education, particularly applied interdisciplinary research and development which influences and supports policy and practice.

The School is particularly well placed in Scotland to further the agenda of promoting social inclusion, raising achievement and enhancing quality of life across the lifespan, in an era when "joined up" working and integrated services are widely seen as essential.

Collaborative teams within and between departments in the School link with wider collaborations across the university (for example with Nursing, Medicine, Applied Computing, and Psychology), with other universities nationally and internationally, and with relevant agencies (such as central and local government, NGOs, voluntary organizations, professional associations, commercial sponsors, and other bodies). Links to the University Graduate School, to the collaborative Social Dimensions of Health Institute, and to Research Councils and other funding bodies are also important.

Informal discussion prior to application is welcomed.

Department specialisms

Community & Policy Studies, ePIC: e-learning & Professionalism in Context, Pedagogy, Psychology in the Community, Resiliency, Risk & Vulnerability and Science, Mathematics & ICT

Information for international students

Please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Current studentship vacancies can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Community Learning and Development