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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research opportunities

The nine main research groups within the School of Education are discrete entities that are complementary. There are several topics within each theme, and it may be that colleagues align themselves with more than one research theme and that research cuts across all the research areas we're looking at.

A key focus in considering these themes is the policy context in which the School of Education is situated. A major driver in current Scottish education is around closing the attainment gap and reducing inequality. The research themes address this issue in a range of ways.

You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over the course of three or four years.

You can also study for a Doctorate of Education (EdD), a taught professional doctorate with a range of specialist pathways which allow you to tie your doctorate studies explicitly to your professional experience.

Our research

Research in education places a strong emphasis on collaboration and cross-disciplinary working. Education at Strathclyde produces leading research focused on nine overlapping themes with national and international relevance:

  • additional support needs and autism
  • educational and social practices in curricular subjects
  • equity and achievement
  • health and wellbeing
  • languages education
  • methodologies for change
  • professional learning, identity and enquiry
  • rights, citizenship and dialogue
  • education, philosophy and culture.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 4 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally, a Masters degree from a recognised academic institution and at least one year of full-time experience (or equivalent) in a professional field with an educational dimension.