In joining the Carnegie School of Education, you would become part of a vibrant and growing community of around 100 other research students across several research degree programmes offered in our School. These programmes include the MRes, PhD and EdD, and our students are a mix of part time and full time. Some students are also members of staff in the Carnegie School of Education. Others work externally at other universities or in a range of public sector and industry contexts. Our students are funded in a variety of ways, such as by scholarships from external bodies such as government, industry and research organisations, University and School scholarships, and also self and employer funds. Our students come from a variety of countries. As such, there is a richness of intellectual, social, and professional experience across our research student body. We see this as a very strong starting point for our commitment to dialogue and growth within our School's research community. This rich diversity of experience chimes strongly with the Carnegie School of Education's mission to put social justice at the heart of our practice underpinned by a commitment to inclusion through the creation of a space for dialogue and challenge in learning.
We carry this commitment to diversity, innovation and social justice into the substantive areas and the theoretical and methodological expertise developed across our research specialisms. We are proud of bringing a distinctively critical edge to our research. We boast research and practice centres entitled: the Centre for Race, Education & Decoloniality (CRED); CollectivEd: Coaching, mentoring and professional learning; the Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools; the Story Makers Company; and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Citizenship, Education and Society (CIRCES). We also have expertise in special educational needs and disability, migration and citizenship, and creative pedagogies. Much of our research, which is mostly world-leading or internationally excellent, links to our research and practice centres and clusters. These focus on: Valuing children and young people’s voices, identities and experiences; Teachers’ personal and professional identities and experiences; Curriculum, assessment and pedagogy; Education leadership, policy and governance; and #EdTech for positive change. Further details of staff research interests can be found on research staff’s webpages.
As a School we are committed to developing a collective, collegiate, and enabling intellectual culture for our research students to grow. We have a dedicated Research Hub at the heart of School activity. This is a place where research students and research dedicated staff and overseas visitors have space to study and meet. Our student Phoenix (Kay) Nacto talks about her experience.
Students who are interested in developing an application should contact the Graduate School in the first instance.
School staff and the Research Degrees Director, Dr Shona Hunter, also welcome direct approaches from students interested in proposing a project related to their work.