Education PhD
  • Research students in Education will join a thriving research community and be part of one of the University’s Research Centres of Excellence.
  • We offer supervision for study either part-time or full-time towards a PhD degree.
  • If you are accepted for a PhD, there is a University-wide taught course in research methodologies, and you will be assigned to a director of studies, and at least one second supervisor will also be appointed.
  • You will have access to a dedicated research room for postgraduate researchers
  • You’re encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences and events

Entry Requirements

Applications for research degrees are normally assessed by interview using the following criteria:

  • That the Faculty is able to provide the appropriate supervisory expertise and resources for the proposed topic
  • That the proposed research seems likely to satisfy the academic requirements of a research degree
  • That the proposed research is feasible in practical terms
  • That you seem likely to be able to cope with the academic demands of a research degree
  • PhD applicants will normally be expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant area

Career Prospects

The PhD award from Birmingham City University is a well-established and valued professional qualification within the education sector. Typical careers include school management, working in further or higher education, or educational consultancy.

Course Details

Your PhD will begin with a short course to complete a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Research Practice; this takes eight weeks. Following your PgCert, your PhD will be based on supervision meetings, which normally take place fortnightly basis for full-time students and monthly for part-time students.

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