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Research Opportunities in the Department of Education

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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Join one of our four research centres and benefit from a department with a network of academic contacts and regular seminars and events to support you as you follow your passion. You can propose your own topic of research, or choose one from a range of predefined PhD projects.

We offer a number of degree programmes:

PhD Education
PhD Applied Linguistics
PhD Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Why us?

York has a vibrant research community le

  • We have the 9th highest proportion of research designated as “world-leading” (Research Excellence Framework 2014) in the UK.
  • We're one of the 100 best universities for Education in the world (Times Higher Education University Rankings by subject 2019).
  • We're part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership, giving you access to first-class training in research and transferable skills.

York has a vibrant research community led by enthusiastic and experienced staff. Our research is based around four research centres:

Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CReLLU)
The Centre's work focuses around a number of key themes including bilingualism; classroom-based language learning; computer-assisted language learning; cross-cultural interaction; language teacher education and second language acquisition.
Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC)
PERC conducts innovative and applied psychological research relevant to education and educational settings. The Centre's specialisms include genetics in education; motivation, emotions and personality; mental health and wellbeing; language, literacy and numeracy and supporting teachers and teaching.
Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)
The Centre's themes include access and achievement; citizenship education; higher education; inclusion; inequality; literacy, literature and social justice, sexuality, gender and education and social mobility.
University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)
The researchers working in UYSEG aim to improve the quality of science education through supporting curriculum develop in science education; investigating attitudes, participation and engagement in science and evaluating the practices of science teachers. The group is also working on a number of curriculum projects to develop innovative ways of teaching chemistry, biology and physics in our schools.

What next?
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of our staff. Once you've identified two potential supervisors, read our notes for how to write your proposal and how to apply for a programme.

Contact us

+44 (0)1904 323455


Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

Related Subjects

How good is research at University of York in Education?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 22.30

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

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