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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning was formed in 2003 as a merger between the Department of Education and the Centre for Continuing Education.

The School offers both MPhil and PhD degrees. These are research-based degrees, in which students undertake individual research projects under close academic supervision from within the department. They can be studied full or part-time.

The MPhil normally takes one year of full-time research (two years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of around 60,000 words.

The PhD normally takes three years of full-time research (five years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of 80-100,000 words.

Research Interests

Research supervision is available in a number of areas, including childhood studies, rural education and pedagogic research.

Some of the research themes within the Department include:

Pedagogic research including:

learning and teaching
subject knowledge and understanding
ICT assessment
assessment for learning
achievement
bilingual context

Childhood Studies including:

how children learn; gender studies
achievement
health and wellbeing studies
healthy schools
curriculum development in Wales and elsewhere in the UK
special educational needs

Rural Education including:

partnerships in education;
community education
National and local educational policy and the impact on small schools
14-19 Learning Pathway
adult education

Tuition fees

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£ 15,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 84 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 53%

    66th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    41st

    32

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