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PhD in Education

Research areas

We encourage a vibrant, collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture within the Graduate School of Education, based around strategic areas of expertise.

Our international community of researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact.

We are currently ranked fifth in the UK for our research. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rated 90 per cent of our research as of international quality, with 20 per cent being awarded the highest accolade of ‘world leading’ and given 4 stars.

Key research areas

We have focused the key areas of our research around five distinct but interdisciplinary research centres. Broadly, these centres cover:

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Professional Learning
  • Science, mathematics and technology education
  • Language and literacy, including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • Creativity and Challenge
  • Thinking Skills

We also nurture a number of smaller and less formal research groups and networks, which augment and compliment our larger centres.

Our research tag cloud

This tag cloud represents current staff research interests. Click on a tag to see the staff with interests in that area.