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PhD opportunities in Education at Brunel University London


London United Kingdom Education Management Educational Psychology Further Education Higher Education Nursery Education Education Primary Education Secondary Education Special Needs Education

About the Programme

Already leading in your organisation? Passionate about education? Earn a Doctorate to match. For established professionals and novices in learning & teaching, curriculum development and policy reform.  Education at Brunel University London consistently ranks in the top 3 in the capital and this year we’re 2nd in the 2020 Guardian League Table. 

Be supervised by exceptional staff whose research and scholarly activity profiles include work in the fields of philosophy, professional education, educational identities and narratives, equality and diversity, transgressive educational spaces, inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, higher education policy and practice, literature and the humanities, social mobility, STEM education and interculturality for diversity and global learning. they will guide you in a range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including philosophy, sociology and educational theory, and help you conduct research that contributes to national and international discussions and developments in educational, and makes a significant impact on education policy and practice, in the UK and further afield. 

You will benefit from thriving networks with schools and teachers, locally, nationally and abroad, and contribute to intelligent and research-informed policymaking in the UK and elsewhere.

Join one of our research areas:

Education, Identities and Society

Conduct your research at the intersection of Education, Sociology, Human Geography, Youth Studies and Digital Presence.

Embodiment in Academic and Professional Practice

Develop an enhanced awareness of human bodies as sensors of crucial information about ourselves and our reality; enhancing our performance as human beings, practitioners, researchers and educators.

Interculturality for Diversity and Global Learning

Challenge conventional attitudes and practices and promote respectful and effective intercultural communication, cross-cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion, within a world that is increasingly interconnected digitally.

Key skills and participation in childhood

Research key skills and participation in childhood rooted in collaboration with patients, parents and the local community

Pedagogy, Policy and Professional Education

Focus on pedagogy, policy and professional education, including the education of teachers.

STEM Education

Research education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

How to apply?

As a doctoral researcher, you will be welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities, studentship, and learn more about our research by visiting our website.

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Where is Brunel?

Brunel University London is based in Uxbridge, London – 45minutes to Central London on the Metropolitan Line – which means you have great access to the heart of this beautiful city, and yet can enjoy the safety and convenience of a suburban campus housing over 15,000 students with all you need in one place. Take a look 


Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website.

How good is research at Brunel University London in Education?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 14.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

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