- 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
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
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.
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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