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Expertise of research area
childhood; curriculum; digital education; disability; education; language education; pedagogy; social justice; special educational needs; youth

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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Education, you will be immersed in a thriving academic community, receiving expert supervision, support and research training while pursuing an area of work you are passionate about.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<h3>Researching with us</h3> <p>We welcome research proposals from anyone wishing to pursue a particular area of interest within the broader field of education. Which research pathway you choose often depends on your motivation for undertaking a postgraduate research programme and the amount of time you can dedicate to your research.</p> <p>We offer two different research pathways:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Doctor of Education (EdD)</a></li> </ul> <p>A PhD is the most internationally-recognised research qualification and would be relevant for those wishing to pursue an academic career, while the EdD programme combines the research methodology of a PhD with a programme of taught modules and is designed to meet the needs of professionals in education and related disciplines.</p> <p>Find out more about your&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">career and development opportunities</a>.</p> <h3>Training and support</h3> <p>Whichever route you choose to pursue your research passion, we encourage you to take advantage of the numerous training and support opportunities available. Whether you are unsure how to plan your next steps, want to network with fellow researchers or you&rsquo;re looking to brush up your presentation skills, our research community and extensive resources can help.</p> <p>Find out more about our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">research training and support</a>.</p> <h3>Our research and expertise</h3> <p>Research is central to everything we do within the School of Education. We undertake research into educational policy and practice to inform practitioners and policymakers in the UK and globally, and our research ranks in the UK Top 5, as assessed by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.</p> <p>Our research is organised around the following areas:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank" title="Childhood and Youth">Childhood, Education and Social Justice</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Digital Education</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Language Education</a></li> </ul> <p>Find out more about&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">our research and expertise</a>.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="" target="_blank">online</a>. When applying, please clearly&nbsp;state the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Faculty Graduate School admissions office:</p> <p>e: <a href=""></a><br /> t: +44 (0)113 343 4651</p>

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