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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22, JAN-23, APR-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

We offer research supervision in the following:

  • Children, psychoanalysis, and psychoanalytic theory
  • Psychosocial Studies of children and childhood
  • Sociologies of childhood
  • Histories of children and childhood
  • Children, parenting, and families
  • Childhood, politics, and ideology
  • Ethical research with children
  • Childhood and identity
  • Children’s friendships and peers
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Geographies of childhood and youth
  • Children, media, and popular culture
  • Children with disabilities and critical disability studies
  • Children in/and refugee studies
  • Comparative childhoods
  • Childhood innocence
  • Child development
  • Trauma
  • Looked after children
  • Therapeutic communities

Our graduates in PPS go on to several different destinations, including further study and training. Many of our students are already professionals so return to their existing fields with deeper understanding of their work, using this for their personal development and for increasing their potential for promotion and leadership in their existing or new roles.

Your future

Our graduates go on to several different destinations, including further study and training.

Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Application deadline

28 February 2022, 01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,050per 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 Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 118 1

    61st out of 79 3

    31st out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    115 55%

    65th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    65th

    21
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 71%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    38th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    118 73%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    24th

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