Postgraduate Research Degrees

Research by our students leads to the PhD and to professional doctorates. They support research in a variety of local, national, and international contexts. To meet the needs of our diverse community of Postgraduate Researchers, we provide access to supervisors combining a broad understanding of educational debates and specialist knowledge across a range of disciplines, and to specifically tailored programmes of training courses and activities. Our Postgraduate Research Experience Surveys (2013, 2015 and 2017) have returned consistently high satisfaction rates of over 90 per cent, attesting to the stimulating and nurturing environment for your studies.

Our part-time and full-time Postgraduate Researchers have access to a range of face-to-face and online training courses within the Southeast Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership consortium and our Social Sciences Faculty alongside our dedicated programme of seminars in educational research. We also invite our Postgraduate Researchers to take an active role in shaping the research culture of the School, through active engagement in School seminars, research group events, and in the research conference run by doctoral students.

Our research is organised around specialist disciplines and active research groups within three key educational domains