Research course

Social Policy and Social Work

University of Warwick · Centre for Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

Months of entry


Course content

This PhD provides an opportunity to undertake in-depth research in the field of adult education and lifelong learning. In recent years as societies have undergone social, political and economic changes adult education and lifelong learning has become an important aspect of the education sector. Adult education and lifelong learning encompasses a wide range of learning situations from informal through to formal education.

Staff research interests fall into the following areas:
  • gender violence, child abuse, safety and well-being
  • ‘race’, ethnicity and migration
  • political participation, civic engagement, policy
  • men, masculinity, health
Areas for PhD supervision include:

Education (with a focus on Adult Education in FE/HE and Early Years settings); Lifelong Learning, Teaching and Training.

Theoretical Enquiry: Career Development; Class; Coaching; Counselling; Employability and Childhood; Ethnicity; Gender; Inequality; Social Justice.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585