We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making real advances. Staff research interests in Education and Lifelong Learning include:
International Education and Social Change (IESC): adult literacy and international development; community learning; decolonisation; internationalisation and higher education policy; lifelong and informal learning; minority groups and mobility; and widening participation, inclusion and equity of access to HE
Lifelong Learning Cultures (LLC): digital technology, social media and digital resilience; and gender and sexuality
Pedagogy, Curriculum and Professional Learning (PCPL): childhood/youth cultures and identities; English, curriculum and pedagogy; futures education; Mathematics education; public pedagogies, popular culture; Sport, health, physical education and wellbeing; Teacher Education; TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and speculative and digital research methodologies
Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you?
We suggest you look at the School's website, check out some academics and read up on some of their publications. We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff at UEA who might be your supervisor and that you contact them, to express your interest and discuss your research proposal.
The School offers three pathways to gain a doctoral degree - the PhD and two professional doctorates: the Doctor of Education and the Doctorate in Educational Psychology.
For the PhD, you will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 2000 words with your application. Find out more about these on the Education and Lifelong Learning web pages.