We offer high-quality supervision by internationally recognised scholars in areas including educational psychology, education policy, higher education, teaching and learning in schools, professional development, learning in the city, non-formal education, lifelong learning and assessment.
Academic staff include experienced researchers with methodological expertise in advanced quantitative methods, experimental methods, a range of qualitative research methods and mixed methods. You will be part of a large, diverse doctoral community in an atmosphere that is exciting, creative and welcoming.
- membership of a research centre, network and/or faculty-wide research group that includes staff and postgraduate researchers;
- a minimum of four taught research methods accredited by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC);
- networking opportunities with other doctoral researchers across disciplines and neighbouring universities through membership of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership and Bristol Doctoral College;
- support for attending conferences and publishing research;
- opportunities to apply for short-term paid research assistant and teaching assistant roles;
- access to professional development and short training courses tailored for postgraduate researchers;
- access to a dedicated school library on site, faculty and other University libraries;
- modern and well-appointed study spaces within the School of Education and in the wider university;
- opportunities to participate in seminars (often featuring national and international visitors), research student seminars, reading groups and specialist methodological workshops.
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your chosen field
- visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
- high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
- highly employable throughout the world
- adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community
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- Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education
- Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education
- Centre for Multilevel Modelling
- Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries
- Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Society
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- 48 months
- 84 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised.
DisciplinesEducation Educational Research Teaching View 33 other PhDs in Educational Research in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and normally a merit at MSc/MA level (or equivalent).
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International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4475 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4475 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK: part-time£2,238
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,475
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.