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Full time | University of West London | 3 years | MAY-23

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Full time


3 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Our PhD in Education is supervised by our vibrant department, well connected to the wider research and scholarly community.

The student experience is at the centre of all that we do. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise, cutting across a broad range of areas including: community / urban studies, education policy and politics, language in education, sociology of food, sociology and sociological theory, the role of VR in education, and success in higher education.

About PhD study

This course is available for you to study either on a full-time or part-time basis and you have the flexibility to switch should you need to.

A PhD is founded on independent research. You will undertake a systematic and in-depth exploration of your chosen topic to produce a substantial body of knowledge and make an original and important contribution to the subject area.

The support provided by your supervisory team will be vital to your student experience and scholarly advancement. You and your supervisors will have regular one-to-one meetings which will provide you with opportunities to develop your research topic and discuss your progress.


Studying for a PhD enables you to develop an area of specialism that will give you an edge whether you are planning to work in industry or to develop expertise to teach in academia. Many of our research graduates go on to take up roles within academia whilst others pursue professional careers within education.

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for a research degree are: a good first degree (First Class or Upper Second Class), or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, a master’s degree (MA, MSc, MBA or MRes) with Merit, or equivalent postgraduate or research experience.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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