The School of Education has a national and international standing as a centre of excellence for research in education which is recognised by consistently scoring high in the national assessment of the research (REF) which takes place across all UK universities approximately every 6 years. The results of the latest 2021 Research Excellent Framework (REF) show that the School of Education is ranked 3rd in the UK for its 4* research.
The School provides wide and varied opportunities to undertake research programmes on a full or part-time basis that will support the growth of research skills and build on subject knowledge. It also runs an annual Doctoral Research Conference.
Before applying for a research degree, applicants are encouraged to find out more about the current research taking place in the school. You can also find out more on the individual staff profiles or view a summary of staff research interests. Information about how to apply may be found on the entry requirements page. You might also be interested in some of our scholarships and studentships.
Details of current doctoral research may be found on the Doctoral Researcher profile webpages. If you wish to have an informal chat with current doctoral researchers from across the university, you may be interested in our Café PhD events.
If you are interested in taught postgraduate masters programmes, please view our Masters and Professional Development Programmes web page.