Entry requirements

Masters in a relevant discipline and 2:1 (or international equivalent); plus two years of relevant professional experience

Months of entry

September

Course content

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination and final thesis. While an MPhil has less scope and complexity, it requires similar training and research, and is assessed by the submission of a thesis.

In the school, we have a broad commitment to improving and investigating social justice and equality in education. We provide a dynamic research environment, with a community of more than 300 students from 40 different countries. Some study and live here in the UK, while others are based countries around the world and make periodic visits to the UK to see their supervisor(s).

You will study alongside academic experts and will be assigned two supervisors appropriate to your field. Full-time students meet with their supervisors at least 10 times each year, while part-time students meet with them at least six times in the same period.

Entry to our postgraduate research programme is competitive and having a strong research proposal is therefore very important.

Education research areas include:

  • Changing literacy practices
  • Education for human flourishing
  • Education and international development
  • Higher, adult and vocational education
  • Learning sciences
  • Learning through the arts, creative pedagogies and science
  • Mathematics education
  • School leadership and improvement
  • Teachers' work, professionalism and education policy

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your studies, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Support Hub
Email
socsci-gr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559