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Higher Education PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 24 Higher Education PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about education and want to make a difference in the field? Pursuing a PhD in Higher Education could be the perfect path for you. This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improvement of higher education systems and institutions.

What's it like to study a PhD in Higher Education?

Studying a PhD in Higher Education is a challenging and rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity to delve deep into the complexities of the education system, exploring topics such as curriculum development, educational policy, student learning and development, and institutional management. Through rigorous research and analysis, you will contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the field and have the chance to make a real impact on educational practices.

During your PhD journey, you will work closely with experienced faculty members who will guide and support you in your research. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars and researchers in the field, attending conferences and presenting your work to a wider audience. This will not only enhance your academic profile but also provide valuable networking opportunities.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Higher Education

To be eligible for a PhD in Higher Education, you will typically need a Masters degree in a related field, such as education or social sciences. Strong research skills and a passion for education are essential. Additionally, universities may require you to submit a research proposal outlining your intended area of study and research questions.

PhD in Higher Education funding options

Funding for PhDs in Higher Education may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Higher Education careers

A PhD in Higher Education opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates choose to pursue academic careers, becoming professors or researchers in higher education institutions. Others may work in educational policy and administration, shaping the future of education at a systemic level. With your expertise in educational research and analysis, you may also find opportunities in consulting, curriculum development, or educational technology.

Furthermore, a PhD in Higher Education can provide a solid foundation for leadership roles within universities and colleges. Whether you aspire to become a dean, provost, or president, this advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in these positions.

Embark on a journey of intellectual growth and contribute to the advancement of higher education by pursuing a PhD in Higher Education. Expand your horizons, make a difference, and shape the future of education.

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Materials for the detection of minority species in optofluidic waveguides

PhD-Position (m/w/d) - Materials for the detection of minority species in optofluidic waveguides. The detection of pollutants in wastewater, fertilisers in drinking water or biomarkers in medical samples is important for people and the environment. Read more

How might we best support dyslexic medical students and foundation doctors in safe and effective prescribing?

Background. Foundation doctors are responsible for most of the prescribing of medicines in the acute care setting in the United Kingdom, and unsurprisingly they also have the highest prescribing error rate in comparison to more experienced prescribers. Read more

PhDs in Education

Our research aims to improve policy and practice in education locally, regionally and internationally. We invite applications for research study in any of our research strengths:  . Read more

Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Education

About the School of Education. The School of Education is recognised as one of the very best in the UK for its research and teaching excellence, with 81% of our research deemed 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021. Read more

Exploring innovative clinical teaching strategies and their implementation through the use of technology enhanced leaning: A case study of two medical schools, in Dundee and Iraq

Clinical teaching is one of the crucial components in the realm of medical education. It helps students to fill their knowledge gaps between theoretical foundation and practical training (Chapman & Clegg, 2007; Crane, 1991), linking theory to practice. Read more

The impact of social media networking on early career researchers’ wellbeing

Early career researchers’ wellbeing has been addressed by several studies, in terms of what factors could impact their wellbeing, what favoured elements could be present in their work environment to promote their academic progress. Read more

Investigating the influence of individual culture and cultural competence in developing and applying clinical reasoning skills among junior medical doctors

Clinical reasoning skills are at the heart of the effective functioning of medical practitioners. They are not only essential for delivering high-quality patient care but also integral to all aspects of a doctor's daily work. Read more

Visualising the longitudinal themes in a medical degree

This PhD would explore education design and curriculum design to identify optimal ways to visualise and present the longitudinal strands of a 5 year medical curriculum. Read more

Developing new methods of assessing non-clinical topics in medical education

Medical education is increasingly moving into a competency-based model, where the emphasis on fact learning has decreased, and learners are required to demonstrate understanding of concepts beyond core science and pathophysiology. Read more

Examining Adaptations in Case Study Development to Enhance Participant Centred Learning in Management Education

The University places a significant value on collaboration in learning and Worcester Business School, like other schools across the University, has built its strong reputation as a learning community invested in management education, on the delivery of opportunities for learning through collaboration and participation, working and co-creating with students. Read more

Exploring cultural and structural factors that support equity, diversity, inclusion and respect in medical schools.

There is growing recognition of the importance of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect (EDIR) issues captured formally in medical schools by the requirements of the Athena SWAN award, Stonewall and the Race Equality Charter. Read more

Machine Learning Assisted Feedback for Engineering Drawing Assessments

Assessment of engineering drawings can be a complex and lengthy task which causes delay in getting feedback to students. The provision of constructive, relevant and timely feedback is essential to student learning. Read more

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