University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Education

In addition to interdisciplinary research with the Department of Social Work and Social Care, we host 3 research centres that provide the intellectual bases for our research, consultancy and teaching activity: The Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER) provides a platform for the growing field of research into Higher Education with a particular focus on the themes of identity, transition and assessment. Recent research has addressed race and equality issues in UK Higher Education, widening participation in Higher Education in low-income countries, gender and Higher Education, disability and Higher Education, doctoral pedagogy, transitions from vocational and further education, and postdoctoral transitions; the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR) is engaged with research on all aspects of learning and teaching in a wide range of educational contexts - official and informal. It places particular emphasis on schooling, transitions, equity and inclusion; the Centre for International Education (CIE) has an international reputation for its work on educational development in the global south. Current research includes teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa, access to education in low-income countries, gender and development, education and conflict, sustainable financing of secondary education, aid and education development.

Entry requirements

You should hold at least a 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent qualification and normally a Masters degree, and have had at least three years experience of work in education or a related area. In exceptional circumstances, we consider applications from those with lesser qualifications who can demonstrate that they are sufficiently prepared for, and able to benefit from, this course. This usually means extensive relevant professional experience. A research proposal must be submitted on application.

Sponsorship information

Students may be eligible for ESRC funding; various bursaries, including University-sponsored graduate assistantships may be available for full-time research study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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