PhD in Education
Researchers in this area:
Dr Julie Anderson
PhD in Education
Welcome from the PhD Programme Leader
At Plymouth we offer opportunities to engage in research that is interdisciplinary; linked to strong local, national and international networks and partnerships and supported by committed, expert supervisors who are keen to work with the next generation of educational researchers.
I hope the information provided here will help you make an informed decision about whether you would like to join our research community.
If you have questions or would like further information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Joanna Haynes
This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject.
If you aspire to a research career (in academia or industry), this is the most appropriate research degree to undertake.
PhD students are allocated a team of at least two research supervisors who have expertise in your chosen area of study. You will be expected to attend regular supervision meetings and to conduct an annual training needs analysis with your supervisors. This identifies which training event or research seminars it would be appropriate for you to attend as part of your research training and professional development as a career researcher.
Potential research topics
Research across these three groups focuses on:
To gain entry to the programme,participants will usually need, or be about to gain, a Masters degree or a first or second upper class honours degree in a relevant subject. Other professional qualifications recognised as the
Overseas students will need to demonstrate their English Language Proficiency and have an overall score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual score lower than 6.0) or equivalent.
Submitted research proposals should address the following questions:
Your proposal must include a reference list and should not replicate work that you have already undertaken at masters or other level (although it can build on this work).
Student case study
One of our students, Ensaf Al Mulhim talks about her experience on the programme.
Research opportunities in this area:
Most groups provide research opportunities (including MPhil/PhD where available). Please get in touch with the contacts named above for further information.