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PhD studentship in educational research with CIEREI, School of Educational Sciences, Bangor University

   School of Educational Sciences

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  Dr Emily Roberts-Tyler  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

The Collaborative Institute for Education Research, Evidence and Impact (CIEREI) at the School of Educational Sciences, Bangor University, invites applications for a TWO funded PhD studentship, aligned with our research interests and current priorities in education nationally and internationally. The studentships are due to commence early in 2023.

We are seeking two candidates with an interest and relevant background in one of the following areas of research interests in our department:

  • Welsh-medium education, bilingual education, language and literacy,
  • Pedagogy: literacy, numeracy, science, outdoor, literary and expressive arts education
  • Initial Teacher Education and HE Pedagogy
  • Leadership and Professional Learning 
  • Additional Learning Needs: pupil motivation, Special Educational Needs (SEN) school effectiveness, and mentoring.

The exact nature and focus of your PhD research would be discussed in initial supervision meetings with the successful candidate. However, for the purpose of the application, we invite a brief proposal of a study within the areas outlined above. See below for further guidance and suggestions for how to approach this.

We are also looking for a candidate to support one of our national research projects in collaboration with the Welsh Government, three universities and the Regional Consortia across Wales. This project will specifically focus on researching the process of schools developing their reflection, enquiry and research engagement with a focus on developing pedagogical knowledge and practice in the school.


The mission of the CIEREI Institute is to contribute to the creation of co-produced close-to-practice impact evidence that informs policy and practice in order to have a positive impact on the learning and wellbeing outcomes for children, families and education staff, through schools. 


The Studentship Award will commence in January 2023 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant.

The PhD will also include opportunities to develop teaching experience in the University setting and an expectation for the successful candidate to complete the PGCertHE and develop their lecturing experience during their studentship.


Studentships are highly competitive, candidates should have an excellent academic background in Education or related areas (e.g., Psychology), holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; it is usual for PhD applicants to also hold a relevant Masters qualification. Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.


The closing deadline for applications is 13/01/2023. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place as soon as possible.


A completed application form, and accompanying documents for admission to doctoral study at Bangor University, should be submitted via the Direct Application Service at by the deadline.

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