University of Bristol

Education

PhD work centres on research leading to a dissertation of 80,000 words. With the support of academic supervisors to guide you, you undertake research training and design and conduct your own research project. We offer high-quality supervision by internationally recognised scholars in areas including educational psychology, education policy, higher education, teaching and learning in schools, professional development, learning in the city, non-formal education, lifelong learning and assessment. Academic staff include experienced researchers with methodological expertise in advanced quantitative methods, experimental methods, a range of qualitative research methods and mixed methods. You will be part of a large, diverse doctoral community in an atmosphere that is exciting, creative and welcoming. You can expect: - membership of a research centre, network and/or faculty-wide research group that includes staff and postgraduate researchers; - a minimum of four taught research methods accredited by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); - networking opportunities with other doctoral researchers across disciplines and neighbouring universities through membership of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership and Bristol Doctoral College; - support for attending conferences and publishing research; - opportunities to apply for short-term paid research assistant and teaching assistant roles; - access to professional development and short training courses tailored for postgraduate researchers; - access to a dedicated school library on site, faculty and other University libraries; - modern and well-appointed study spaces within the School of Education and in the wider university; - opportunities to participate in seminars (often featuring national and international visitors), research student seminars, reading groups and specialist methodological workshops.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and normally a merit at MSc/MA level (or equivalent). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC-funded scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund. Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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