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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) is active in a wide range of research in education policy and practice, and engages in education research across all age phases, from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary Schools, to FE and Post-16, Higher Education and lifelong learning.

What's covered in the course?

Research students in Education will join a thriving research community and be part of one of the University’s Research Centres of Excellence.
We offer supervision for study either part-time or full-time towards a PhD degree.
If you are accepted for a PhD, there is a University-wide taught course in research methodologies, and you will be assigned to a director of studies, and at least one second supervisor will also be appointed.
You will have access to a dedicated research room for postgraduate researchers
You’re encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences and events.

Research interests

Areas of interest in which staff are currently active include:

Assessment
Creativity
Childhood Studies
Early Years
Post-16 Provision
Education Policy
Music Education
Professional Learning and Development
Workplace Learning
Student experience in Higher Education
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Management and Leadership in Higher Education
Historical Research into education

We welcome applications in these and other areas of expertise in education.

Employment Opportunities

The PhD award from Birmingham City University is a well-established and valued professional qualification within the education sector. Typical careers include school management, working in further or higher education, or educational consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 61%

    44th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    45th

    13

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