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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 01-MAY-21, 01-JUN-21, 01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22, 01-AUG-22, 01-SEP-22, 01-OCT-22, 01-NOV-22, 01-DEC-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About the programme

You would independently undertake a substantial doctoral programme of individual research leading to a significant original contribution to knowledge or its interpretation.

The expected time period from enrolment to submission is normally three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study. The degree is assessed on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva.

Areas of expertise include

  • mental health (student and staff)
  • dance movement therapy
  • educational leadership and policy
  • learning and teaching
  • school and university curricula and pedagogies
  • professional learning and development
  • reflection and reflexivity
  • identity, agency, self-efficacy
  • early years
  • trans-national education
  • a range of established research approaches as well as narrative and other non-traditional methods
  • Teacher Educators and Teacher Education

Why choose this programme?

An internationally recognised research qualification
Develops advanced research-based subject knowledge and expertise
Develops research skills through engaging in sustained research
The attributes of independent critical thinking and research practice are highly valued by employers

Teaching methods

Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by a researcher development programme which will help you develop research skills relevant to your field of research.

The degree is assessed on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per 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 Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    113 57%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    12

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