The School of Education has national and international standing as a centre of excellence for research in education which was recognised by consistently scoring high in the Research Assessment Exercise. More than 82% of its research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world leading’ (4*) in the 2014 REF. It always ranks highly in the annual surveys undertaken by the university to appraise the level of support.
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 download a summary of staff research interests (PDF, opens new window). Information about how to apply may be found on the entry requirements page.
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.