As a postgraduate research student, you could investigate what education promises, delivers and looks like to different groups of people around the world, or explore the role of education in creating a more just and equal society, and in preparing children for life in wider society.
Our researchers have decades of expertise within education and leadership, the role of education in conflict affected countries, gender, citizenship education, special educational needs, mental health and wellbeing in childhood, teacher training, and transitions to adulthood.
We have strong links with the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL), Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ). We also work closely with local charities and Portsmouth City Council, and approximately 100 local and regional primary and secondary schools and early years settings.
All our postgraduate research programmes are subject to regular and rigorous external assessment by Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our School of Education and Sociology ‘outstanding’.
Support and facilities
When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.
What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once you complete your Education degree from University of Portsmouth , you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields.
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DisciplinesEducation Sociology Educational Research View 10 other PhDs in Education in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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For further fee information please see: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.