We have expert supervision available in a wide variety of education subjects. Our research areas range from early year's policy through to internationalisation in higher education.
We offer expert supervision in the following research areas:
-Early year's policy with a focus on language and communication
-Social justice in education
-Gifted and talented children in Africa, India and the UK
-Education in popular culture
-Technology enhanced learning, including language learning
-Learning to teach languages
-Counselling and wellbeing in children and adults
-The physical leaning environment
-Teaching and learning in Higher Education
-Internationalisation in Higher Education
Our supervisors' current research interests, projects and publications are available from our staff profiles. Most of our staff have professional experience in teaching, speech and language therapy or English language teaching before entering academia. You should contact Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, or a member of our staff as a potential supervisor before applying.
You will need to submit a short research proposal (1000 words max).
DeliveryYou will study in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. This is a diverse School with a high number of international students.
During your studies you will have regular meetings with your supervisory team. This is supported by email and Skype.
Your attendance on campus is flexible to accommodate your field work or data collection.
Many of our students already have well-developed professional careers. They use their professional experience to frame their research questions, connecting theory and practice. Part time study is available for those who want to study whilst working in the UK.
Our cross-disciplinary seminars include education, speech and language sciences and applied linguistics. In attending seminars you will engage with staff and students from around the world.
There is an annual competition for funded studentships through the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. You should contact us to discuss supervision opportunities before applying for a studentship.
Our links with research centres and institutes provide opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary seminars and interest groups. Our most important connections are with:
-Centre for Research in Learning and Teaching
-Institute for Health and Society
-Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies