University of Southampton

University of Southampton


This course is suitable for those with a particular research question or topic in mind who wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject; research covers the following areas: institutional and professional development which focuses on the educational social, personal, emotional and ethical development of individuals, institutions and professions; the organisational and policy contexts that promote such development; pedagogy and curriculum which focuses on researching classroom interaction and educational dialogue; language and literacy in education; teacher subject knowledge and classroom learning (science and mathematics); inclusive education; and evidence-informed pedagogical practice; post-compulsory education and training, focusing on research relating to the investigation and analysis of the relationship between education, the economy and society; and the institutional, organisational and policy contexts in which it is embedded and reproduced in the UK and internationally.

Entry requirements

Master's degree in a relevant subject.

Sponsorship information

Departmental scholarships and bursaries available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 5699