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Doctoral research in Education is creative, participatory, critical and interdisciplinary. Ranging from practice-relevant and practitioner-led research at different levels, to research into policy, theory and social justice, there are many topics that might be supervised in varied contexts and via different methodological approaches. Topics could include, but are not limited to: teacher education, pedagogy, curriculum and schooling, assessment, outdoor education, social justice and citizenship, inclusive education and SEND, comparative education and international development, decolonisation, education leadership and management, early childhood education, youth studies, digital/postdigital education or digital disadvantage, Artificial Intelligence and learning, educational psychology and wellbeing, Higher, Further and Post Compulsory Education, Vocational Education, teaching, learning and creativity, philosophy of education, language education, educational policy and practice.
There are many methodological approaches through which to explore your topic and to gather and analyse data. This includes quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches, content analysis, grounded theory, linguistic analysis, case studies, ethnographic and autoethnographic methods, different forms of participatory research, arts-based and transformative research practices, research using different technologies, and many others.
Within the SWDTP we have strengths across Education and opportunities for exciting interdisciplinary supervision of your chosen research area. Studying for a PhD in Education within the SWDTP enables you to work with globally recognised experts who publish in leading journals and win international research funding. You will gain the skills and knowledge to shape your own cutting edge research to contribute to a better understanding of local or global educational challenges and make a difference in the world.