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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Programme overview

A PhD is focused on carrying out research that leads to a dissertation of 80,000 words. With the support of academic supervisors to guide you, you will undertake research training then design and conduct your own research project.

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.

You can expect:

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.

Careers

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 84

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    151 73%

    16th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    79th

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